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Tibiscum Roman Site Archaeological Exhibition

SubordinationCounty Museum of Ethnography and Border Regiment
Museum code7020501
NameTibiscum Roman Site Archaeological Exhibition
Postal code325400
AccessDN E70 Caransebeş - Timişoara
Time table10:00 - 17:00; Monday: closed
DirectorAdrian Ardeţ
Collection(s)The archaeological site from the Roman period near the village of Jupa has been the most thoroughly excavated in Banat and the best known in the archaeological literature. The overall surface is about 17 hectares. It is known that the ancient locality bore the title of municipium and belonged to the most important cities in the province of Dacia. Tibiscum lay close to the capital of the province Colonia Ulpia Traiana Dacica Sarmizegetusa, and its territory belonged to it. The place where the ancient Tibiscum was raised is known under the name of "Fortress" or "Over the Walls". This complex of ruins includes a camp, a military vicus and the civil settlement, that is the city. C. Mannert identified the ancient ruins preserved close to the locality of Jupa as Tibiscum at the beginning of the 19th century. The first archaeological excavations began in 1875 due to Ortvay Tivadar, on the right bank of the Timiş River, uncovering the largest part of the civil settlement. Between 1923 and 1924 Professor G. G. Mateescu, from the University of Cluj, conducted the first systematic excavations at Tibiscum. From 1977, the archaeological area found on the left bank of the Timiş River, including the camp and a part of the military vicus, was organized in the Tibiscum Archaeological Reservation. The museum of the site presents archaeological finds from the Roman period. The archaeological excavations are coordinated by Dr. Adrian Ardeţ.
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