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Piatra Roşie, which means Red Rock, was a Dacian hill fort two days march to the west from Costeşti-Cetăţuie fortress, at Luncani in Boşorod municipality. It was built in two phases. In the first phase a long (102 m) rectangular main citadel was built at the height of land[2] with watch towers on each end and two outlying watch towers. Later the larger area inside the watch towers was enclosed with walls.[3] It appears that the hilltop was flattened in the process in order to produce a usable space.[4]

Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress
Piatra Rosie Dacian fortress 134.jpg
The hill fort
Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress is located in Romania
Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress
Shown within Romania
LocationDealul Piatra Roșie,​ Luncani [ro],​ Hunedoara,​ Romania
Coordinates45°36′08″N 23°08′51″E / 45.602264°N 23.147403°E / 45.602264; 23.147403Coordinates: 45°36′08″N 23°08′51″E / 45.602264°N 23.147403°E / 45.602264; 23.147403
Altitude807 m (2,648 ft)
History
EventsTrajan's Dacian Wars
Site notes
ConditionRuined
Websitewww.piatra-rosie.ro
Reference no.906
Reference no.HD-I-s-A-03200 [1]

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  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Aerial photograph shows hill at Luncani. Oltean, Ioana Adina (2007) Dacia: landscape, colonisation and romanisation Psychology Press, London, page 81, ISBN 0-415-41252-8
  3. ^ MacKendrick, Paul Lachlan (1975) The Dacian Stones Speak University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, pages 58–60, ISBN 0-8078-1226-9
  4. ^ Oltean, Ioana Adina (2007) Dacia: landscape, colonisation and romanisation Psychology Press, London, page 95, ISBN 0-415-41252-8

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