nature, history, civilization

Ethnographic aspects
History unfold
The Iron and Bronze Age
Geto-Dacians vestiges
Roman vestiges
The Byzantine vestiges
The XIII-XIV period
The XIV-XV period
The Ottoman Possession
The Modern Times
Places History
History of Tulcea
History of Sulina

Cultural itinerary

Historical itinerary

History of places and people living in this area.

Geto-Dacians vestiges

Transport to the
Danube Delta area

Weather at Tulcea:
Click for Tulcea, Romania Forecast
Weather at Sulina:
Click for Sulina, Romania Forecast


Danube's water levels

Fishing zones

Authors: Cristina Dinu, Aurel Stanica, dr. Steluta Parau, Mihaela Iacob

Some Scytian and Dacian tribes are mentioned also as a population of the North dobroudjan territories during the VIII-VI century B.C. Traces of Geto-Dacian settlements have been found in Murighiol and Bestepe area (V-III century B.C.).

During the VII-V century B.C., the Greek navigators laid down foundations to city-ports; between them one of the most important is Histria, as a commercial center until III-II century B.C., as well as Orgame (known as Argamum in the Roman period), antique city located at the Cap Dolojman (Jurilovca village).

During the second half of the VI-th century B.C., the Gethic and Greek society record, in this area, important socio-economic and politic transformations. After fights with Macedonians (339 B.C.), Scytians are defeated, and the Macedonians get supremacy over the entire territory to the Danube 's mouth. Bastarns (Germanic people) migrations and interferences in Scytia Minor will have long term consequences beginning with the III-d century B.C., disturbing the economic activities of Histria port. After Strabon, during III-d and II-nd century B.C. the Danube Delta was under Bastarns, reason why one of the Bastarn tribe being called "Peucenes", after the same name island they inhabited.

An epigraphic text from the Traian's period speaks about the boarders and the Histrians valiance in defending their rights of fishing in the Danube Delta.

© 2009 itc. all rights reserved