Ancient Fortresses in Dobrogea

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Dobrogea has more than 2500 years of documented history

Scythia Minor is the ancient name of the land between the Danube river and the Black Sea, known today as Dobrogea. It was first described by great historians such as Herodot and Strabon.

The Greeks who established a number of settlements here, used to call it „Mykra Skythia”. The Romans called it Scythia Minor. At first, it was part of the roman province Moesia Inferior (which included a part of northern Bulgaria). Later, at the end of the 3rd century A.D., during the reform of the roman Emperor Dioclețian and the beginning of the 4th century A.D., during the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great, Scythia Minor became a distinct roman province with its capital at Tomis. This administrative reform was due to Moesia Inferior being split into two distinct provinces: Moesia Secunda (Bulgaria) and Scythia Minor.

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