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The Argamum Stronghold

The Argamum Stronghold

The Argamum Stronghold

A true treasure of history, the first settlement of our country mentioned in ancient documents, Argamum Stronghold (late sixth century BC). The fortress is located on Lake Razelm, near the Jurilovca, access to the stronghold can be made by E87 linking Constanta to Tulcea. Until reaching the city you can enjoy the beauty of the Jurilovca village a special place populated by lipovans. Tourists who arrive in these lands remain pleasantly surprised by the picturesque area.

Returning to the Argamum stronghold, it was founded by Greek colonists from Minor Asia, by mid-century. VII BC, and then settled on the Black Sea shores. today Lake Razelm shore. Greek habitation was followed then by the romans, the period in which the city was calle for the first time Argamum. The stronghold was discovered in 1916 by Vasile Parvan.
After archaeological research portions of the walls of the enclosure, several basilicas and buildings in the city (4 paleo-Christian basilica, the oldest Greek tomb of the Black Sea area - half sec. VII BC) have been highlighted.
The archaeological site of Argamum provided unique artifacts, coins used parts, made of bronze arrowheads, olbian dolphins, bronze ingots as marine mammals. Currently the Argamum stronghold covers a total area of about two and a half acres, and most of unearthed remains belonging to the Roman era. However, most of the city is still underground, ther archaeological site having a total area of about one hundred acres.

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