One incredible luck for dacian archaeology: in 1965, in Philippi (Greece) was discovered a tombstone of a roman officer. It turned out to be the leader of the unit that was tasked by the emperor Trajan to track down Decebalus, the last of the dacian kings! You can see that, even if he had a long military career (revealed by the inscription), his most important achievement was that from the Dacian Wars, sculpted on the upper part of the stone, a carving similar to that frim the Trajan's…

Tombstone of the Roman officer Tiberius Claudius Maximus who defeated Decebalus the last Dacian king. The stele was found at Philippi, in Greece where the officer ended his life

Statuia unui DAC – cea mai mare statuie din galeria Chiaramonti a Vaticanului

Dacia was conquered by Roman Empire about 2000 years ago.

The Dacian Draco [draˈko] was the standard ensign of troops of the ancient Eastern European Dacian people, which can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy. It has the form of a dragon with open wolf-like jaws containing several metal tongues. The hollow dragon's head was mounted on a pole with a fabric tube affixed at the rear. In use, - Organize in #KlaserApp

The Dacian Draco [draˈko] was the standard ensign of troops of the ancient…

Andesite Sun, an ancient sundial inside Sarmizegetusa Regia, the former capital of Dacia

Andesite Sun, an ancient sundial inside Sarmizegetusa Regia, the former capital of Dacia.

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column. The Dacian Draco was the standard and ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people. It can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy.

Trajan Column XVII (25) 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from his vantage point.   Among the most impressive scenes of the battle is the “Carrying of the injured Dacian youth”. The group around the wounded youth seems to be a product of  Hellenistic pattern books.  Such groups occur often on sarcophagi. The composition is in a pyramid form, with Decebalus being at the top of the pyramid.

Trajan Column XVII 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from…

This head of a Dacian prisoner is among the highlights of the Imperial Fora in Rome exhibition at the Italian Academy

Head of a Dacian prisoner: the Imperial Fora in Rome exhibition at the Italian Academy. The expression of the existential paradox, feeling acceptance and despair at the same time.

The Dacian bracelets are bracelets associated with the ancient peoples known as the Dacians, a distinct branch of the Thracians. These bracelets were used as ornaments, currency, high rank insignia and votive offerings. Their ornamentations consist of many elaborate regionally distinct styles.

Dacia was the land inhabited by the Dacians. The Greeks referred to them as the Getae, which were specifically a branch of the Thracians north of the Haemus Mons.

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