Sites & cities that bear the name of Oescus


Today in : Bulgaria
First trace of activity : ca. 13th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 14th century C.E
Recorded names : Oescus Triballorum, Colonia Ulpia Oescensium, Palatiolon, Palatiolum, Улпия Ескус

Description : Oescus, Palatiolon or Palatiolum (Bulgarian: Улпия Ескус) was an ancient town along the Danube river, in Moesia, northwest of the modern Bulgarian city of Pleven, near the village of Gigen. It is a Daco-Moesian toponym. Ptolemy calls it a Triballian town, but it later became Roman. For a short time, it was linked by a bridge with the ancient city of Sucidava (modern-day Corabia - Romania). The city seems to have at one point reached a size of 280,000 m² and a population of 100,000.

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