Late Roman fort
The Roman fortification of Dinogetia is situated on the “Bisericuţa” island on top of an earlier Getic pre-Roman settlement. The Roman fort was re-enforced during the Late Roman period by massive fortification walls about 2.5 m thick and protected by four corner towers, as well as by a monumental gate.
Inside this precincts, several buildings have been identified such as the headquarter, the commander´s house (praetorium) and a Christian basilica. Outside the fort wall an elegant thermal complex was found as well as a church dating to the Byzantine age. The site is included in the Roman map Itinerarium Antonini showing its commercial as well as its military importance.
(authors: Dr. Alexandru Suceveanu, Dr. Liviu Petculescu, Dr. Ioan Carol Opriş)