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Histria Fortress, the Pompeii of Romania 2

Histria Fortress, the Pompeii of Romania 2
Copyright ©2011, Olav Agnar Frogner
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Around 30 AD, Histria became a Roman town. During the Roman period from the 1st to 3rd centuries AD, temples were built for the Roman gods, besides a public bath and houses for the wealthy. Altogether, it was in continuous existence for some 14 centuries, starting with the Greek period up to the Roman-Byzantine period. The Halmyris bay where was the city founded was closed by sand deposits and access to the Black Sea gradually was cut. Trade continued until the 6th century AD. The invasion of the Avars and the Slavs in the 7th century AD almost entirely destroyed the fortress, and the Istrians dispersed; the name and the city disappeared.


Photographer: Olav Agnar Frogner
Folder: Danube Delta
Uploaded: 12-Oct-2011 12:54 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E-3
Exposure time: 1/800 s
Aperture: F5.6
Focal length: 70 mm
Lens: Olympus ZD 12-60 swd
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 640
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
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Image resized to: 755x1000

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Thank you for sharing a bit of history with all of us.

Nyal Cammack at 05:25 CEST on 13-Oct-2011 [Reply]

I hope I don’t border anyone with dull history lessons.

I did put quite some effort in this and I will be very happy if some of you find it interesting too…

Thank you Nyal for friendly words and nice compliments.

Olav Agnar Frogner at 18:54 CEST on 13-Oct-2011 [Reply]