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01 May 2018

Romanian scientists on the funerary monuments of Roman legionaries

Brukenthal. Acta Musei
Romanian scientists on the funerary monuments of Roman legionaries

Both discovered fragments of funerary inscriptions document once more the importance of the Roman military in the life of the Roman province of Dacia, especially in the area of Apulum, where was the camp of the Legio XIII Gemina. Both items are remains of Roman funerary monuments, which were broken and reused in Early Middle Age in the construction of a stone kiln, as already well documented in other former Roman provinces, especially on the Danube, but less in southern Transylvania. Very interesting is that the first fragment was already reused even earlier, when it seems to have supported the post of a door. This situation, of a double reuse of the same fragment of a Roman monument, is also less documented.

Source: Sonoc A.', Natea G., Perianu F. (2017). Two Roman Inscriptions from the archaeological Excavations on the Sebeș – Turda Highway. Brukenthal. Acta Musei. 12(1): 49-56.

Source web-site: http://www.brukenthalmuseum.ro/pdf/BAM/BAM%20XII%201%202017%20issn%20e.pdf

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