Friday’s Findings: Sarmizegetusa Regia

I’m not a huge history fan, but this Friday’s Findings was a pretty cool one!

Sarmizegetusa Regia (that’s a mouthful!) was the capital city of the kingdom of Dacia (1st century B.C. to 2nd century A.D.). The Dacians were an Indo-European people group, and their kingdom was located between modern-day Romania’s Carpathian Mountains and the Black Sea.

Now, here’s the good part:

Despite the fact that Dacia was conquered by the Roman Empire in 106 A.D., the ruins of the kingdom can still be seen today. Sarmizegetusa Regia has become a popular tourist attraction, even though it is in the middle of nowhere and lacks facilities for visitors.

Check out the pictures below! Looks like a pretty awesome place, doesn’t it?

Sarmizegetusa Regia

Photo source: Wikipedia

Photo source: Wikipedia

Photo source: Wikipedia

Photo source: Wikipedia

Photo source: Wikipedia

Photo source: Wikipedia

Photo source: Wikipedia

Also, here’s a quick reconstruction video of what the place might’ve looked like:

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