Sites & cities that bear the name of Măcin


Today in : Romania
First trace of activity : ca. 3rd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Arrubium

Description : Măcin is a town in Tulcea County, in the Northern Dobruja region of Romania. The town is located on an ancient Celtic settlement, named Arrubium. It was included in the Getic polities of Rhemaxos and Zyraxes, then conquered by the Roman Empire, which stationed a cavalry unit in this place between 99 and 241 AD. The ruins of the old Roman fortifications can be seen today on the top of "Cetate" Hill. Part of the Bulgarian, Byzantine and later Ottoman Empire, it was included for some time in the Wallachian and Moldavian voivodates. It was the site of the Battle of Măcin in 1791.

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