Diana Fortress

The Diana Fortress (Serbian: Тврђава Диана, Tvrđava Diana) is a Roman castrum built in 100-101 AD, located in Kladovo, in eastern Serbia.

Diana Fortress
Tvrdjava Diana istocna kapija2.jpg
Diana Fortress east gate
Diana Fortress is located in Serbia
Diana Fortress
Location within Serbia
General information
Architectural styleFortification, mixed
Town or cityKarataš, Kladovo municipality
Country Serbia
Coordinates44°39′13″N 22°32′38″E / 44.65361°N 22.54389°E / 44.65361; 22.54389
Completed101AD.
Modifications ~275-325AD
Rebuilt 530AD
Demolished~350AD
DesignationsArchaeological Sites of Exceptional Importance

It is located on cliffs of the Đerdap, above the Danube,[1] in the Karataš archaeological site near Kladovo. The main buildings were built on a strategic location overlooking the Danube frontier with stone in 100 AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Trajan,[2] who had a military camp located at the vicinity. Further modifications were made at the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th century when additional towers were added towards the river for extra defence towards the Danube shores. At the mid 4th century the fort was damaged by the invading Huns and in 530 AD rebuilt by Emperor Justinian.

Findings & RecognitionsEdit

Besides the military buildings, a sacrificial necropolis and civilian settlement is located within the walls. Items such as various daily tools, marble and bronze sculptures were found.

In 1983, Diana Fortress was added to the Archaeological Sites of Exceptional Importance list, protected by Republic of Serbia.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diana Fortress". www.panacomp.net. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Diana". www.serbiandream.com. Retrieved 27 November 2012.

Coordinates: 44°39′13″N 22°32′38″E / 44.65361°N 22.54389°E / 44.65361; 22.54389