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Top terrace
Buridava is located in Romania
Location within Romania
Alternative name(s) Burridava, Burridaua
Hegemonic tribe(s) Buri
Nearby water(s) Aluta
Altitude 350 m
Town Stolniceni
County Vâlcea
Country  Romania
RO-LMI VL-I-s-B-09556 [1]
RO-RAN 168194.02 [2]
Site notes
Recognition National Historical Monument
Condition Ruined
Exhibitions Vâlcea County Museum

Buridava (Burridava) was a Dacian town.[3] situated in Dacia, later Dacia Apulensis, now Romania, on the banks of the river Aluta now Olt[4]

Ancient sources

Ptolemy's Geographia

Tabula Peutingeriana



The name is Geto-Thracian[4]


Dacian town

Buridava was the chief trading center of the tribe of the Buri [4] It was located at Ocnita [5]

Roman times

Romans built the Buridava castra at Stolniceni (7 km from Ocnita) [6]


A fragment of a vase carrying the inscription BUR, indicates the name of the Dacian tribe Buridavensi [7] In addition to the inscriptions in Latin capitals and cursives uncovered in 1973 and 1978, two inscriptions in Greek were discovered in the same years. They both date from the time of Augustus [5]


See also


  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania, Vâlcea County". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Archaeological Record (RAN)". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Olteanu, Toponyms.
  4. ^ a b c Grant & 1986 125.
  5. ^ a b MacKenzie & 1986 67.
  6. ^ Berciu 1981.
  7. ^ MacKenzie 1986, p. 66.




Further reading

  • Olteanu, Sorin. "Linguae Thraco-Daco-Moesorum - Toponyms Section". Linguae Thraco-Daco-Moesorum (in Romanian, partially in English). Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  • Buridava

External links

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