Sites & cities that bear the name of Niculițel


Today in : Romania
First trace of activity : ca. 4th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today

Description : Niculițel is a commune in Tulcea County, Northern Dobruja, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Niculițel. A paleo-Christian basilica dated from the end of the 4th century to the 6th century was discovered in Niculițel in the spot named "La Plăcintă". Coins from between 330-354 were discovered, as were 5th century modifications to the basilica. While a specific end date for the use of the basilica could not be determined, a couple of 10th century submerged dwellings were discovered as having been dug in the NV corner of the nave which concludes that the basilica was in disarray by the 10th century. Under the altar there is a crypt which housed the bones of the martyrs whose names were written on the sidewalls.

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