The Roman Camp of Cigmău:

Historical monument Name: City of the Giants LMI Code: HD-I-was-03 172 Date: 2nd - 3rd Century, AD
Above Luncii Mures on the right bank of the river at a place called “Giants Fortress” was built a military camp that guarded access to the Apulum and Albunus Maior gold area and supervised the imperial road leading from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa to Micia and Apulum.

The approximate location of the camp was made on the late nineteenth century when were discovered the first marked sculptural monuments, epigraphic fragments, coins, tiles and bricks. The surface of the area were the camp was identified is over 3 ha.

A fortified settlement from the Dacian period was discovered here too. The Archaeological research began in 2000 and managed to outline the size of camp : 320x120 m. In the center of the plateau, was highlighted the Principia (headquarters building),
two large horrea (granaries) on the west side and the third on the east side . A series of wooden construction were present here. The Roman Garrison stationed on the camp was called “Numerus Singulariorum Peditum Britannicianorum” .

Along with the historical artifacts mentioned above an important role in promoting the village has the great writer, philologist, linguist, historian and important representative of the “Ardelene School”: Ioan Budai-Deleanu born on 06/01/1760 in Cigmau, Hunedoara County, the place of inspiration for his first Romanian epic “Tiganiada” or The Gipsy Camp.

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