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Felix Romulijana

Felix Romulijana
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Felix Romuliana is surrounded by the mountains of eastern Serbia, located about ten kilometers on the road from Boljevci to Zajecar, on a large plateau near Gamzigrad. Felix Romuliana is imperial palace of Roman emperor Gaius Valerius Galerius Maximian.

 

It was built in the 3rd and 4th century AD. On the hill Magura, one kilometer east from the palace is located scared complex with the remains of two mausoleums where the Galerius and his mother was buried. On several occasions they were changing names, appearance and the basic function in the period of two decades from 4th till the mid of 6th century.

 

 

During the second half of the 4th century Romulinana was deserted palace, but after the invasion of the Goths and Huns it became a small Byzantine settlement which is mentioned as a Romuliana in the lists of the renewed places during the period under the jurisdiction of Justinian. For the last time the castle of Gamzigrad was revived as a fortified Slavic settlement in the 11th century.

 

Imperial palace is most preserved example of the Romanian palatial architecture. The town consisted of: Imperial palace, a small temple, a big temple, horeum, baths...

 

More then 40.000 tourists visit this archaeological site evry year. The site is open for visits from 1st of April till 30th of November (from 8 am till 5 pm), and group visits can be arranged at any time by the National museum of Zajecar.

 

In the 2007. Felix Romuliana was included on the UNESCO World cultural heritage list.

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