Bust of Decebalus

Piaţa Libertâţi, Timişoara

"Decebalus per Scorilo" - "Decebalus son of Scorilo" ?

"Decebalus (r. 87–106 AD) was the last king of Dacia. He is famous for fighting three wars, with varying success, against the Roman Empire under two emperors. After raiding south across the Danube, he defeated a Roman invasion in the reign of Domitian, securing a period of independence during which Decebalus consolidated his rule.

When Trajan came to power, his armies invaded Dacia to weaken its threat to the Roman border territories of Moesia. Decebalus was defeated in 102 AD. He remained in power as a client king, but continued to assert his independence, leading to a final and overwhelming Roman invasion North of the Danube in 105 AD. Trajan reduced the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa in 106 AD to ruins, absorbing some of Dacia into the Empire. Decebalus committed suicide to avoid capture."

Folder: Romania / Rumunija

Uploaded: Oct 21, 2017

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Tags: bust, Decebalus, sculpture, Dacia, king, Romania, Timisoara, Piata Libertati, artistic

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6 Comments
digipan

digipan

posted 1 month ago

thanks!

vidocka

vidocka

posted 1 month ago

super

liv53

liv53

posted 1 month ago

Cool!

digipan

digipan

posted 1 month ago

Hvala vam :)

soncee.1

soncee.1

posted 1 month ago

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vicky88

vicky88

posted 1 month ago

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