Territorial organization

The Dacian hill-fort was built on the 610 m high Dealul Cetăţii („Fortress Hill”), on the left bank of the Sebeş river. The only access to the fortress is a narrow ridge; all the other slopes of the hill are really steep. This position offers from the hill top an excellent visibility over the valley of the river.

The upper part of the hill was levelled by the Dacians and the area was surrounded by a limestone wall. Outside the fortification, on the northern and south-eastern slopes, there are artificial terraces on which various Late Iron Age structures were built. If there ever was an antique open settlement, it probably occupied the foot of the hill, were there were also discovered Dacian artefacts.