Fodorean_Florin

ROADS, FORTRESSES, SETTLEMENTS AND LANDSCAPE. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PATRIMONY AND THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY
FL. FODOREAN1
1BabeĊŸ-Bolyai University, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology Cluj-Napoca, Romania, email: fodorean_f@yahoo.com.
ABSTRACT. – Roads, Fortresses, Settlements and Landscape. The Archaeological Patrimony and the Twenty First Century. “Schätze der Welt – Erbe der Menschheit”. It sounds great. The European Convention for the protection of the archaeological patrimony from La Valetta, adopted at La Valetta on 16th of January 1992 and ratified by Romania by the law no.150 from 24 July 1997, outlines, at the beginning, the following: “…it is important to institute, where they do not yet exist, appropriate administrative and scientific supervision procedures…” In 2000, the government adopted the GO 43/2000 concerning the protection of the archaeological repository. Starting from these general assessments, we will present the most important Roman remain from the central part of Roman Dacia, trying to propose an accurate analysis concerning the relationship between geographical space, roads, settlements, transport and travel in Roman times. And all these are presented in close relations with possibilities of capitalize them today. As we explore today a territory, so the Romans did. Dacia was a province quite hard to organize. The geographical space and also the geographical knowledge, present in different cartographic documents, show us today a linear perception of that space. Strategy, quick organization, rapid administrative measurements, all of these have as consequence a perfect implementation of the Roman civilization within the territories north of the Danube.
Keywords: Roman roads, Dacia, fortresses, tourism, archaeology, patrimony.
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