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Ancient Roman city of Nicopolis ad Istrum - Veliko Tarnovo

Author: ROOMS.bg , 19.1 km From Gorna Oryahovitsa.    , Адрес: Veliko Tarnovo, с. Никюп, GPS coordinates: N 43.2449526    E 25.5904197
Ancient Roman city of Nicopolis ad Istrum - Veliko Tarnovo, Picture

    On the road from Rousse to Veliko Tarnovo, 18 km. north of it is the road to the ancient Roman town Nicopolis ad Istrum located along the river Rosica, among beautiful scenery. Emperor Trajan has made early city in 102 AD in honor of the Roman victory over the Dacians, he occupies an important strategic location, situated on the crossroad, consists of two parts with a total area of ​​21.55 ha., And developed agricultural and livestock center population is mostly of Thracian and Greek origin, is the ancient city minted its own coins with religious motifs and gods. The surrounding area has acted quarry, there is the production of ceramic objects. Was a popular hunting and gladiatorial games, the streets crossed at right angles, which can be seen today from the other ruins, paved with stone blocks, different sewage ruins of Odeon, the ancient square with the combination of columns of the bathroom. The city was an episcopal center, there are only namerini under his columns sartsevidno section remains of wells with rich decoration, the stronghold was available and steam, had a rectangular shape and four gates in its vicinity are the ruins of an ancient aqueduct and water tank. Surveys and excavations continue today. Found a rare antique silver coin with the image of Trajan weighing 30 g Nicopolis ad Istrum existed until the early 7th century, when it was destroyed by the Avars.

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