The only hotel in Romania with archeological site

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The only hotel in Romania with archeological site

The only hotel in Romania with archeological site

In Mangalia, is the only hotel museum in Romania with archaeological remains. Today, the archaeological site can be visited, as it is protected by repairs occurring President’s restaurant.

Callatis history and amazing discoveries in the southern Romanian seaside written least so far. The remains were unearthed in 1993 during repair and construction works in the area of ​​the former hotel Scala. President was the first 4-star hotel on the seaside, besides Rex in Mamaia, back when there were no 5-star hotels. It was completely modernized in the 90s, the backbone of the 70s-80s.
President Hotel was built keeping unaltered these important historical artifacts. Pretty soon, they will be visited again after renovations are complete. President Hotel was sold by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, being bought by a company in Bacau. After the findings could set the city looked like two millennia ago.

“Thousand years ago, this area was crossed by Mangalia City main street, six meters wide. It was carved from limestone paved and have a drain collector, built of large limestone slabs, which discharged other smaller channels, which links to the buildings or courtyards, located north or south of the main street . It was basically a true sewage system, “says dr. Sorin Marcel Colesniuc (pictured right), head of the Museum” Callatis “of Mangalia. At the end of West Main Street intersects with a high limestone wall, and at the east end is connected to a secondary street. In the west of the streets were investigated an inner courtyard, a fountain and a facing block with a cross incised, says Sorin Colesniuc.

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On the east side of the building with a basement is another street where a fountain was discovered 60 centimeters in diameter and one east-west, equipped with collection channel. In the southern sector of archaeological research uncovered a small building thermal sticking to the inner wall of the fortress, consisting of two rooms. One of the rooms have underground heating and the other a bathtub, small, plastered with a depth of 65 centimeters. Some construction debris were discovered fragments of amphorae aqueduct tubes. In the north it was discovered a pavement made of large limestone tiles and a fountain with a diameter of 65 centimeters. Under the paving is another, dated to the beginning of the seventh p. Chr.

City history Callatis was founded, according to historical sources written at the end of the VI century. Chr., Dorian colonists arrived from Heracleea Ponte at the command of an oracle, a place called Acervetis or Cerbatis getics settlements. But the archaeological sources place the foundation of the city in the fourth century a. Chr., As the oldest archaeological material discovered by us so far, are dated in this period. At mid-century. IV a. Chr. was built in large stone blocks, the inner wall of the fortress, which seems to have an area of ​​80 hectares. Also when the port is built and Callatis. In the late sixth century AD., The city has fallen, its end being written and attacks of migratory peoples. Callatis was finally destroyed by the Avars and Slavs attacks at the beginning of the VII century.

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The only hotel in Romania with archeological site

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