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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Sarmizegetusa Regia Circle Alternative Name: Gradiste
Country: Romania Type: Stone Circle
Nearest Town: Orastie  Nearest Village: Gradistea de Munte
Latitude: 45.622620N  Longitude: 23.310610E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
5 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
2 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
no data

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Sarmizegetusa Regia Circle
Sarmizegetusa Regia Circle submitted by AlexHunger : Large 30 Meter stone Circle at Dacian Hillfort in Romania. The 2 inner circles are wood. Traces of the original roten posts where found and replaced. There is no information as to how tall the posts would have been. The outside stone circle was largely broken to the lowest level by the romans. The inner stone circle consists of exactly 180 stones, with alternating 6 small stones and 1 large one. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Stone Circle in Romania

Large 30 Meter stone Circle at Dacian Hillfort in Romania.
The 2 inner circles are wood. Traces of the original roten posts where found and replaced. There is no information as to how tall the posts would have been. There is some speculation that the circle might have had a roof as traces of unbaked clay tiles which would not have survived exposure to the elements.
The outside stone circle was largely broken to the lowest level by the romans. The inner stone circle consists of exactly 180 stones, with alternating 6 small stones and 1 large one.
The second stone circle has a diameter of 13 meters.
The romans were usually quite tolerant of conquered people's gods, as they were just assumed to be the same as theirs with a different name. The Romans just had a major problem with human sacrifice. 990 Meters Altitude GPS Position from handheld device. Unesco World Heritage site
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Sarmizegetusa Regia Circle
Sarmizegetusa Regia Circle submitted by AlexHunger : 30 Meter Circle at Dacian Hillfort in Romania. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sarmizegetusa Regia Circle
Sarmizegetusa Regia Circle submitted by AlexHunger : 13 Meter Stone Circle at Dacian Hillfort in Romania. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Re: Sarmizegetusa Regia Circle by mfrincu on Sunday, 17 May 2015
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The entire complex seems to exhibit several cardinal and solstice alignments. The Andesite Sun points north. From its center one can see the winter solstice sunrise through the center of the great circle sanctuary. Similarly, the sunrise during the summer solstice can be seen through the center of the small circle sanctuary.
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