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ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN SILISTRA (DUROSTORUM)
ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN SILISTRA (DUROSTORUM)

Author(s): Donevski Peti
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Renaissance
Keywords: Durostorum; castra; vicus; municipium; canabae; Legionis XI Claudiae; necropolises

Summary/Abstract: The study of the Roman Durostorum began at the end of the XIX century and continues till now. Thanks to chance discoveries of small finds and worn Bulgarians and Romanians scientists it was possible to define the place of the castra Legionis XI Claudiae, it’s canabae and part of the necropolises on the territory of the present day town of Silistra while the vicus, municipium Durostorum and some workshops were to the east of the state border, in Romanian. Moreover the excavations have showed in the east south part of the town that the legion fortress covered an area of 22 ha. Although the buildings of the disposed around the castra canabae I have excavated are over approx 30 ha the traces of buildings in the vicinity of the Danubian fort and the central part of the town indicate that this settlement spread over approx 60 ha.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 105-130
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English