Šarkamen

Šarkamen (Serbian Cyrillic: Шаркамен) is a settlement situated in eastern Serbia, in the Negotin municipality of the Bor District. It is inhabited by 369 people, with a Serb majority (98,66%)

Šarkamen
Settlement
Šarkamen is located in Serbia
Šarkamen
Šarkamen
Coordinates: 44°15′N 22°21′E / 44.250°N 22.350°E / 44.250; 22.350
Country Serbia
DistrictBor District
MunicipalityNegotin
Elevation
673 ft (205 m)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total369
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)019

HistoryEdit

RomanEdit

The town houses an archaeological site known as Vrelo Šarkamen, spanning an area of 25 hectares.[1] A Roman resident/memorial complex with a mausoleum on the slopes of Deli Jovan was built during the tetrarchy (early 4th century in Dacia Ripensis), of which today only ruins exist.[2] The complex was discovered by Dragoslav Srejović. The mausoleum is dated to 293–311,[1] and is dedicated to the mother of Emperor Maximinus Daia, who was born nearby.[3] Notable imperial gold jewelry has been found, including a golden ring of the Emperor's mother.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c http://arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs/arhiva/2005/03/17/srpski/K05031603.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.denzor.co.rs/sarkamen_en.html
  3. ^ Lavan, Luke A.; Bowden, William (2003). Theory and Practice in Late Antique Archaeology. ISBN 9004125671.

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 44°15′N 22°21′E / 44.250°N 22.350°E / 44.250; 22.350