March 2020

Sarmizegetusa Regia Dacian fortress

Sarmizegetusa Regia Dacian fortress

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It’s a well-known fact that the Romanian people are descendants of the Dacians (the people that lived in present-day Romania) and the Romans (who conquered Dacia, influencing even the language that is spoken in Romania today). There are two fortresses in Romania with very similar names, both Dacian capitals at different points in time and often confused with one another. However, Sarmizegetusa Regia and Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana are not one and the same. If Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa was the capital of Dacia after it was conquered by Trajan (after the Dacian wars with the Romans), Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital of pre-roman Dacia. Read more