Castra of Hoghiz

Castra of Hoghiz

View from Ungra (2013)
Location within Romania
Known also as Castra of Ungra
Founded 2nd century AD[1][2]
Abandoned 3rd century AD[1][2]
Place in the Roman world
Province Dacia
Administrative unit Dacia Apulensis
Administrative unit Dacia Superior
Limes Alutanus ?
Nearby water Alutus
Directly connected to
— Stone structure —
Size and area 220 m x 165 m (3.6 [3] ha)
Stationed military units
III Gallorum [5]
I Asturum [3][6]
— Numeri —
Illyricorum [7]
Coordinates 45°58′41″N 25°16′44″E / 45.977956°N 25.278792°E / 45.977956; 25.278792
Altitude 460 m (1,509 ft)
Place name La cetate
Town Hoghiz
County Brașov
Country  Romania
RO-LMI BV-I-m-A-11280.02 [2]
RO-RAN 41186.01 [1]
Site notes
Recognition National Historical Monument
Condition Ruined
Excavation dates
  • Dumitru Protase [8]

The castra of Hoghiz was a fort in the Roman province of Dacia.[1][2] The fort was built, in the 2nd century AD, on the left bank of the Olt River, at a place where a Dacian settlement existing already in the 2nd century BC was unearthed.[1][2] The fort and the nearby village were abandoned in the 3rd century AD.[1][2] The ruins of the castra are located in Hoghiz, Romania.[1][2]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "41186.01". National Archaeological Record of Romania (RAN). 2009-09-17. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Lista Monumentelor Istorice 2010 ("2010 List of Historic Monuments")" (PDF). Monitorul Oficial al României, Partea I, Nr. 670 ("Romania's Official Journal, Part I, Nr. 670"), page 582. Ministerul Culturii şi Patrimoniului Naţional. 1 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  3. 1 2 Ureche, Petru. "Tactică, strategie şi specific de luptă la cohortele equitate din Dacia Romană" (PDF). Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  4. "Hoghiz". STRATEG. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  5. "Hoghiz, com./oraş Hoghiz (denumire repertoriu: Hoghiz sau Olthéviz. Homorodhéviz, Héviz, jud. Târnava Mare)". "Archaeological Repertory of Romania" Archive Of The "Vasile Parvan" Institute Of Archaeology: Site Location Index, page 10. 2012-08-06. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  6. Bejan, Adrian (1998). Dacia Felix: Istoria Daciei romane ("Dacia Felix: A History of Roman Dacia") (PDF) (in Romanian). Timişoara.
  7. 1 2 Costea, F. (2004). Repertoriul arheologic al județului Brașov, 2nd Ed., Ed. C2design
  8. Turcuş, Veronica; et al. (2008). "Protase, Dumitru (n. 1926), Membru de onoare al Academiei Române (2003)". Bibliografia lucrărilor ştiinţifice ale membrilor Institutului de Istorie din Cluj 1920-2005. Retrieved 7 January 2013.

Coordinates: 45°58′N 25°16′E / 45.967°N 25.267°E / 45.967; 25.267

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