RER Study Trip in Romania
Last week, from September 2 – 4, 2015 a study trip related to Roman Emperors Route took place in Romania. During this three days trip, representatives from archaeological sites and stakeholders from Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria visited three Roman sites involved in the project.
The trip started with visiting Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa right on the Open Doors Day organised by Hunedoara County Council, Deva City Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilisation and Cluj-Napoca City National Museum of Transylvanian History, in collaboration with Sarmizegetusa Village Hall. The participants were welcomed by local government representatives followed by a press conference and site visit. Afterwards, the group visited the Museum of Archaeology in Sarmizegetusa and was guided by Dr Gica Baestean.
On the second day, the group visited Rosia Montana, the biggest gold mine in Roman Empire that is still working. Local mayor addressed the participants and informed them about plans for future development of the site. After visit to the mine, group headed to Alba Iulia, the spiritual capital of Romania and the home of the Roman XIII Gemina Legion that built the biggest fort of its time in Dacia. In Alba Iulia, the participants visited Principia museum and Muzeul National al Unirii Alba Iulia.