Geto-Dacic Treasure from Hinova – Asociaţia Pro-Mehedinţi

Thematic Route: The Cultural Heritage Route

Name of the Touristic Attraction: Geto-Dacic Treasure from Hinova

Location: It was discovered in Hinova Commune, Mehedinţi County, 16 km away from Dr.Tr.Severin. Here you can get on the road connecting Dr.Tr.Severin to Vânju Mare, DN56A.

Legend / Story / Impressions / Recommendations: The Dacian treasure was discovered in 1980 on July 30 in Hinova. The treasure consists of over 9,639 pieces (golden diadem, 14 bracelets, 92 pendants, 762 beads, 8765 sparkles, 4 rings and other items, all of gold). The ornaments are for both women and men and together they weigh five kilos. The largest piece weighs 580 g, and the smallest beads have 7.5 mg each. One of the most interesting pieces in the treasure is a necklace made of 255 beads, which resembles the elements that make up the famous Infinity Column of Brâncuşi. The treasure found in Hinova is the largest prehistoric treasure ever discovered in Romania. With the beginning of works for the construction of the two hydropower plants on the Danube, the Iron Gates I and II started a series of archaeological researches. The plan was to obtain as many archaeological and historical information as possible from the areas affected by the storage lakes formed by the construction of the two hydropower plants, one of which is the Hinova area. Here was discovered the small Roman Camp, under the ruins of which the treasure was found. The treasure once belonged to the north-Danubian Thracians and was hidden in the incineration necropolis of the same period, over which the Roman Camp was built at the end of the 3rd and 4th centuries. The Bronze Age Treasures can be visited starting with 18th November 2015, at Oltenia Museum in Craiova.

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In the area you can also visit:

  1. “Falling Asleep of Virgin Mary” Church in Hinova
  2. “St. George” Church in Dunărea Mică Village
  3. The wooden church of Pătulele
  4. „St. Peter and Paul” Church in Viaşu Village
  5. The Roman settlement of Gogosu (II – III century)
  6. Archaeological sites: Batoți, Crivina, Tismana,
  7. Archaeological site “La Punti” from Bistreţu (Bronze Age, Eneolithic)
  8. Archaeological site “La Ochiuri” from Devesel (7th-6th centuries BC, Bronze Age, Gârla Mare Culture, Neolithic)
  9. Archaeological Site “Botu Piscului” from Ostrovu Corbului
  10. The archaeological site of Izvoru Frumos
  11. Stârmina Forest