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BURNUM (Ivoševci by Kistanje) Croatia, Yugoslavia.

The military camp of Legio XI Claudia Pia Fidelis situated over the gorge of the Krka (Titius) river just opposite the Dalmatian hill fort on the E river bank. It controlled the pass over the river on the W border of this rebellious tribe. It was mentioned by Pliny (HN 3.142). Legio XI left Burnum in A.D. 69 and was replaced by Legio IV Flavia until A.D. 86 when Dalmatia became a territory without legions (provincia inermis). The civil settlement of canabae attained municipal rank, most probably from Hadrian. It was destroyed by Goths in 537. Three stone arches of the praetorium still stand. Numerous finds are in the Archaeological Museum at Zadar.


E. Reisch, “Das Standlager von Burnum,” JOAI 16 (1913) 112-35; M. Zaninović, “Burnum from Castellum to Municipium,” Diadora 4 (1968) 119-29.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.22
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