Dobrogea Sites - Noviodunum (Isaccea)

Near the small town of Isaccea, lies the ancient fortress of Noviodunum. The name is of Latin-Celtic origin, meaning "New Fort". The early roman fortress was build over an old Getic settlement. A series of edifices situated on the banks of the Danube were preserved from this period : thermae (Roman baths), dwellings, fragments from the inside walls. The Turks dismantled the fortress after its conquest, in 1420. In the 16th century the Turks set up a military camp surrounded by a wall that sheltered a garrison.

Being an important strategic point on the Danube river bank throughout the centuries, the archaeological site of Noviodunum-Isaccea is one of the most important archaeological sites in the northern Dobrogea. Along with local research, the Noviodunum Archaeological Project (NAP) (University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Southampton) is taking place.

The satellite view here.

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