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For the ancient settlement south of the Danube, see Sucidava, Moesia.
Castra Sucidava
Ruins of Sucidava, modern Romania
Known also as Castra of Celei
Abandoned 6th century
Attested by Tabula Peutingeriana
Previous fortification Dacian
Place in the Roman world
Province Dacia
Administrative unit Dacia Malvensis
Nearby water Danubius
— Stone structure —

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Altitude c. 37 m
Place name Cartier Celei
Town Corabia
County Olt
Country 23x15px Romania
RO-LMI OT-I-s-A-08492
Site notes
Recognition 20px National Historical Monument
Condition Ruined
Excavation dates 1900 [1]
Archaeologists Pamfil Polonic [1]
16x16px Media related to Castra Sucidava at Wikimedia Commons
File:Sucidava fortress plan.svg
Ancient fortress of Sucidava - walls plan
File:Sucidava city plan.svg
Ancient settlement of Sucidava

Sucidava (Sykibid after Procopius,[2] Σucidava after Pârvan, where Σ is pronounced "sh"[3]) is a Dacian and Daco-Roman historical site, situated in Corabia, Romania, on the north bank of the Danube. There can be found there the first Christian Basilica in Romania and the foot of a Roman bridge over the Danube built by Constantine the Great to link Sucidava with Oescus (today in Bulgaria, in Moesia). There is also a secret underground fountain which flows under the walls of the town to a water spring situated outside.

From an archaeological point of view, the coins found at Sucidava show an uninterrupted series from Aurelian (270-275) to Theodosius II (408-450).[citation needed] The archaeological evidence show that in AD 443 or 447 the city suffered from attacks of the Huns, still the city was restored under Justin I 518-527 or Justinian I 527-565.[citation needed] Around 600, it seems that the Roman garrison abandoned the city.[2][dead link]

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