Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
Built in murus dacicus style, the six Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
, in Romania
, were created in the 1st centuries BC
as protection against Roman
Their extensive and well-preserved remainspresent a picture of a vigorous and innovative Iron Age civilisation. Today, treasure-hunters are searching the area, as Romania lacks legislation in this domain.
The six fortresses - Sarmizegetusa, Blidaru, Piatra Rosie, Costesti, Capalna and Banita - that formed the defensive system of Decebalus together form a UNESCO World heritage site.