January 18, 2017

Mysterious Romania (XIX) Romanian Stonehenge

Dear fans, followers and  visitors,
 You know my huge interest in all things paranormal, don’t you? Both reading and writing them. Like my paranormal novels Shadows of the Past and Till-Life-Do-Us-Part.


I  bring to your attention small articles about areas in Romania that have a connection with paranormal phenomena and mysteries that go back to ancient times and people. 
 So, even if it isn't  about books I hope to capture your attention today with post I had years ago but that I enlarged and added new elements



Sarmisegetuza

Sarmizegetusa Regia, or Sarmisegetusa, the real Dacian capital, is in the Orastie Mountains. It was  not only the capital, but also the most important military, religious and political center of the Dacians. On top of a 1,200 meter high mountain, the fortress was the core of the tragic king Decebalus’s strategic defensive system. It  comprises six citadels - Sarmizegetusa Regia, Costeşti-Cetăţuie, Costeşti-Blidaru, Piatra Roşie, Bănița and Căpâlna, „created in the 1st centuries BC and AD as protection against Roman conquest.” They  were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Many researchers compared the settlement with Stonehenge.
Illegal bounty hunters

Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital of Dacia prior to the wars with the Roman Empire. Few of us visited the spiritual capital of the Dacians as the road to reach the place is very difficult. More often  only treasure hunters reach it. Gold coins, bracelets, swords, cult objects made of precious metals have been unearthed and  illegally taken over borders.   
Death brought by Dacian treasure
 This place is a source of legends and mystery. People speak about gold hidden by the ancestors in the mountains. The discovery of each treasure stirred people’s  imagination. A legend  speaks about a peasant who had a vision. A tall, white man told him to climb the maple tree near the pond. And from there he spotted a shining  rock. Going there the peasant discovered a hidden place full of gold. A gold table, a gold man and woman sitting at that table. He didn’t touch anything as he was afraid,  but he confessed about his vision to his priest. The man died, suddenly, the same day, and the treasure disappeared. It only stirred people’s desire to find it. Even the priest took part in the search, but the treasure vanished.  This happened around 1748. Some years later, another peasant found a high mound of gold coins. In fact his pigs, rummaging the leaves in the forest, brought  the coins to surface. 



 Sarmisegetuza was conquered by the Romans, after a long siege, in the 105 -106. The invaders destroyed the system of water pipes that brought water to the fortress and it was the only way to defeat the Dacians. Sarmisegetuza's fall equals the symbolic disappearance of a people and, for us Romanians, this dramatic story is like Troy's fall.
Portal to a better universe?
 Destroyed, robbed, forgotten, Sarmisegetuza still keeps the secret of  invaluable treasures. People say that here is the gate to an ideal world, of harmony and peace.  A portal linking this land to other universes. Only  people that reach the place with an open heart feel to be in communion with the divine power.

Have you ever visited the place? I have. But it was many years ago. Let me know what you think of it.

9 comments:

  1. Just read the Capricorn cusp info......Fascinating!

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    1. I am glad you found it fascinating. Happy anniversary, once again!

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  2. Interesting place. Sounds like people left in a hurry if they hid treasure.

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    1. The invasion came in more waves. Perhaps at a first attack they put it in a safe place. After the Romans defeated the Dacians, they settled here for long enough to allow mixed marriages to happen. So the present day Romanians came to be constituted as a people.
      Thank you for taking the time to read the post!

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  3. So much history there, Carmen, and how wonderful that you were able to actually visit it in the past. Looking at the photos, I can imagine the energy that must resonate there....all that history and folklore. An intriguing post!

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    1. Unfortunately, at the time I first visited Sarmisegetuza I had no idea bout this awesome vestige. My late first husband lived in that village with his family.
      I was 18 and my head was full of dreams and expectations and vanished in thin air. The vestiges were discovered some years later and I never returned to that place which is far from where I am living now.

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    2. Wow! And that is so much history there in your background too, Carmen. I'm so sorry to learn you lost a spouse.

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  4. Wow, this place is amazing. It reminds me of the movie Stargate, with an energy portal to another dimension or at least to the past. Have you seen that movie? I am so intrigued by the Dacians. I need to read more about them, their history, culture, and mythology. I love your posts.

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    1. I was sure you'd enjoy this one, Flossie.
      Thank you for checking it!

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