Paths. Then and now.

Mr. Felix-Florin Marcu, the manager of the National Museum of Transylvanian History, talked on a local news program about the two very important discoveries made by the researchers from Cluj-Napoca while on the salvage excavation from the Transilvania motorway. The first is the stretch of road between the villages of Nădășelu and Șardu, uncovered by the archaeologists from our museum. The second discovery, made by our colleagues from the Institute of Archeology and Art History, is a better-preserved stretch of road, found in the vicinity of the locality of Sutoru, where a roman fort also existed. Mr. Felix Marcu also talked about the importance of these two stretches, that were known to us in theory because we have from this area, from the localities of Aiton and Mera, two miliaria, Roman milestones dating from the 2nd century, that give us important information on the imperial road that led from Drobeta to Porolissum which included these two sectors. Another topic approached was that of a possibility to preserve these finds as best as possible and the inclusion of the Dacian limes on the UNESCO heritage list, given how it is the longest and the most complex uninterrupted stretch of limes in Europe. The last topic approached was that of the restauration of the medieval citadel from Bologa, where our museum conducted the researches and which will be open to the public sometime this summer. 

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For the presentation of the road from Sutoru:

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