Romania’s second high altitude road, Transfagarasan was appointed by Top gear’s host Jeremy Clarkson “the best road in the world”. This road will take you beyond the clouds and will offer you 90 kilometers of twists and turns between the two highest peaks in the country in the best natural landscape. by Iulian Bucatariu on 500px www.romaniasfriends.com
Large eagle-headed brooch (late 4th century CE), gold encrusted with semi-precious stones. Item from the so-called Pietroasele treasure, an Ostrogothic hoard uncovered in 1837 in SW Romania -- Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei, Bucuresti
Dacian capital - Sarmizegetusa Regia, by Radu Oltean
The history of Dacian warfare spans from c. 10th century BC up to the 2nd century AD in the region defined by Ancient Greek and Latin historians as Dacia. It concerns the armed conflicts of the Dacian tribes and their kingdoms in the Balkans. Apart from conflicts between Dacians and neighboring nations and tribes, numerous wars were recorded among Dacians too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacian_warfare
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.
Dacian fortress Costesti, by Radu Oltean
Pietroasele Treasure, Romania Dacian culture
The Battle Flag of the Dacians (Romanian ancesters)