Castrul legionar de la Potaissa (Turda). 45 de ani de cercetări arheologice

Cercetări Arheologice 27, 2020, 421-439
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.27.18



Castrul legionar de la Potaissa (Turda). 45 de ani de cercetări arheologice


Authors: Mihai Bărbulescu

Keywords: Potaissa, legio 5th Macedonica, legionary fortress, principia, Roman baths

Abstract:

This summary report offers an overall incursion into the state of research, as well as the systematic archaeological investigations undergone throughout the years at the legionary fortress of Legio V Macedonica from Potaissa (nowdays Turda, Romania), starting with the year 1971. The legionary fortress had functioned between approximately AD 170 and until the Roman withdrawal. Investigations have focused on the main defense elements, the western gate (porta decumana), the corner bastions, as well as the main roads of the fortress. The headquarters (principia) and the Roman baths have been fully researched, while the barracks of cohors I milliaria, some of the cohortes quingenariae, as well as the horrea complex have been partially investigated. All the results lead to the conclusion that the legionary fortress at Potaissa can be attributed to the series of fortresses built or rebuilt under the emperor Marcus Aurelius.
A variant of this paper appeared in English in the volume Visy 75. Artificem commendat opus. Studia in honorem Zsolt Visy (eds. G.I. Farkas, Réka Neményi, M. Szabó), Pécs, 2019, 52-69.

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How to cite: Mihai Bărbulescu, Castrul legionar de la Potaissa (Turda). 45 de ani de cercetări arheologice, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 27, pag. 421-439, 2020, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.27.18


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