Shown within Serbia
Alternate name Aiadaba, Aeadaba
Location Bela Palanka, Serbia
Coordinates 43°13′05″N 22°18′27″E / 43.2180°N 22.3074°E / 43.2180; 22.3074Coordinates: 43°13′05″N 22°18′27″E / 43.2180°N 22.3074°E / 43.2180; 22.3074

Aiadava (Aiadaba or Aeadaba, Greek: Αἰάδαβα[1]) was a Dacian town in the Remesiana region,[2] present day Bela Palanka, Serbia.

After the Romans conquered Moesia in the 75 BC, the new castrum (imperial domain with estates) and municipium was known initially as Ulpianorum and then Remesiana (Moesi) and laid on the Via Militaris road, between Naissus and Serdica.

Emperor Justinian (r. 527–565) had following strongholds in the district of Remesiana:

Brittura Subaras Lamponiana Stronges Dalmatas Primiana Phrerraria Topera Tomes Cuas Tzertzenutzas Stens Aeadaba Destreba Pretzouries Cumudeba Deurias Lutzolo Rhepordenes Spelonca Scumbro Briparo Tulcoburgo Longiana Lupophantana Dardapara Burdomina Grinciapana Graecus Drasimarca

The patron saint of Romania, Nicetas of Remesiana, was a 4th-century bishop at Remesiana, of possible Dacian descent.[3]

Excavations include well-preserved castrum dating to 4th century, a hoard of 260 coins minted during the rule of Constantine I, Theodosius I, Tiberius Claudius Nero (3rd century AD).[4]

See also


    • Procopii Caesariensis opera omnia. Edited by J. Haury; revised by G. Wirth. 3 vols. Leipzig: Teubner, 1976-64. Greek text.
  1. Olteanu, Sorin. "Linguae Thraco-Daco-Moesorum - Toponyms Section". Linguae Thraco-Daco-Moesorum (in Romanian). Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  2. The Romanian People - Continuer of the European Neolithic Civilization
  3. Ancient diseases: the elements of palaeopathology-Srboljub Živanović 1982

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