previous next

GILAU Cluj, Romania.

Roman camp and civil settlement at the junction of the Someşul Mic river and Căpuşul valley, W of the town of Cluj (Napoca). The camp (210 x 138 m), originally of earth, was rebuilt in stone in the middle of the 2d c. A.D. The Ala I Siliana was stationed here.

In the civil settlement, S of the camp, traces of walls have been found, sculptures, various coins minted in the period between Marcus Aurelius and Phillip the Arab, and a military diploma of 164 A.D. The funeral monuments with ornaments of typical provincial style were made on the spot. The large number of Dacian ceramics attest to Roman-Dacian synthesis. The archaeological material is displayed by the History Museum of Transylvania in Cluj.


M. Rusu, “Cerceturi arheologice la Gilău,” Materiale şi cercetări arheologice 2 (1956) 687-713; D. Protase, Problema continuitătii în Dacia în lumina arheologiei şi numismaticii (1966) 33; D. Tudor, Oraşe, tîrguri şi sate in Dacia romană (1968) 232-33.


hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: