Open gates day

The National Museum of Transylvanian History with The County Council of Hunedoara, the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, the Dacian and Roman Civilisation Museum of Deva are organising "The Open Gates Day" at the archaeological site of Sarmizegetusa Regia (Grădiştea de Munte), Hunedoara County.

The National Museum of Transylvanian History with the partner institutions are inviting you on Saturday, the 31st of August 2013, starting at 10 AM to visit the archaeological site of Grădiștea de Munte, Hunedoara County, for the "Open Gates Day - Sarmizegetusa Regia 2013”.

The archaeological research project “Dacian Fortresses of Orăştie Mountains” is coordinated by MNIT and in cooperation with the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, the Dacian and Roman Civilisation Museum of Deva, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and the Sarmizegetusa Regia archaeological site Administration within the Hunedoara County Council, and the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.

“The purpose of this event is to bring the results of the recent archaeological research as well as the Dacian monuments from the area of the Orăştiei Mountains closer to the public which is interested in getting better acquainted with the Dacian civilization. Those who will chose to answer our invitation will enjoy free and complete guided visits in the company of the members of our archaeological research team to all visible monuments in the fortress area and in the sacred area. They will also have the opportunity to visit the archaeological digs excavated during this period”, explained dr. Carmen Ciongradi, General Manager of MNIT.

Also, the research team will present to the public some items discovered during this year's archaeological campaign, and they will be able to watch video projections in a specially set up area, virtual reconstructions of monuments and objects belonging to the Dacian civilisation.

We are looking forward to see you!