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Funerary Architecture in Alburnus Maior (Roşia Montană): the Circular Monument (Virgil Apostol)

Archaeological discoveries made to this date at Roşia Montană describe a Roman architectural-archaeological heritage characterized by the disposition in a vast territory of nuclei comprising sacred areas, funerary areas or habitation areas.

Some outstanding elements emerged out of this particular archaeological context, such as the Funerary Circular Monument of Tăul Găuri (‘Hollows’ Reservoir), an archaeological monument of high relevance at the scale of the entire Roman Dacia. Although it is not the only funerary monument of this type to be found in Dacia, the state of conservation of its elements allows – unlike the other similar case identified at Sarmizegetusa – a high degree of understanding of this type of particular funerary architecture.

We invite you to follow this scientific undertaking which aimed to recover the architectural image of this special funerary monument of Roşia Montană.

The study, published in Dacia, N.S., 48-49, Bucharest, 2004-2005, pp.249-282, may be consulted here.

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