Costești-Cetățuie Dacian fortress
The Costești-Cetățuie Dacian fortress was a Dacian fortified town. Located near Costești village, Hunedoara County, Romania, it belongs to the Dacian Fortresses of the Orăștie Mountains World Heritage Site. The fortress was built in the 1st century BC, during Burebista’s rule, with the purpose of defending the area against the Romans.
Cetatea Dacică Costești-Cetățuie
|Location||Cetățuie, Costești, Hunedoara, Romania|
|Altitude||514 m (1,686 ft)|
|Founded||1st century BC|
|Abandoned||2nd century AD|
|Events||Trajan's Dacian Wars|
|Reference no.||HD-I-s-A-03177 |
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Information about the fortressEdit
The site is located in the river valley of Apa Grădiștei. The superior plateau of the hill where it is situated is 514 m above sea level. It was a strong fortress which had a defensive role. Apparently, it had a civilian settlement at the base and it was the regular residence of the Dacian kings. Another important role was the guarding of the road to Sarmizegetusa Regia.
- "National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania, Hunedoara County" (PDF). www.inmi.ro. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.