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Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
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Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Romania
Description:
Built in the 1st centuries B.C. and A.D. under Dacian rule, these fortresses show an unusual fusion of military and religious architectural techniques and concepts from the classical world and the late European Iron Age. The six defensive works, the nucleus of the Dacian Kingdom, were conquered by the Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.; their extensive and well-preserved remains stand in spectacular natural surroundings and give a dramatic picture of a vigorous and innovative civilization.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.