Curriculum

TERRA DACICA AETERNA was officially founded on June 1st 2007 in Cluj Napoca at the initiative of a group of people passionate about ancient history. From the very beginning, the association included historians and archaeologists specialized in the ancient period as well as students following similar pursuits. We thus began to study the historical sources available on ancient equipments and to search for effective means of recreating them; there was also a continuous interest in the reenactment phenomenon in the rest of the world, where it is used as an effecting means of teaching history. We have thus created the first replicas of Roman equipment in Romania, as well as the first replicas in the world of a complete equipment once worn by a Dacian warrior. Up to the present day, the association took part in more than 120 events focused on the presentation of ancient history from our territory. We hereby mention some of the key-moments of our activity:

  • The first public appearance of our association took place on January 17th 2008, during a history class held at I. Bob High school in Cluj Napoca. On that occasion we presented Dacian and Roman pieces of equipment and a short history of the two ancient populations.

  • Between 9 and 11 April 2008 we organized the association’s first reenactment event in Costesti (Hunedoara County), part of the “Fourth Romanian-Swiss Congress on Edilitary Policies in the Roman Empire”.

  • 2-3 August 2008 marked the first participation of Terra Dacica Aeterna in the “Roman Days” Festival in Zalau, the first ancient reenactment festival in Romania that had so far included only foreign reenactment groups.

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  • In 2009 the Sarmatian Group was established inside the Terra Dacica Aeterna, the third distinct component group. The history of the Romanian territory was thus more accurately presented and historical moments could be rendered closer to the historical truth.

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  • Between 22 and 24 August 2009 members of our association took part in the first reenactment festival abroad, “Ludi Savariensis” in Szombathely, Hungary.

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  • On 18-20 September 2009 the association took part in the “Eagle on the Danube” Festival organized in Svishtov, Bulgaria.

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  • Between 2009 and 2010, Terra Dacica Aeterna recreated a Roman pottery kiln and a forge in the village of Costesti (Hunedoara County), on a plot owned by the Entertainment Center for Youth and Children. During the subsequent years we have created there, according to ancient technology, pottery and metal items during experimental archaeology workshops that involved both members of the association and those present in local summer camps.

  • 24-26 September 2010 in Costeşti, we organized and initiated the Ancient Festival “DacFest – Sub semnul Lupului”.
  • Between 16 and 21 April 2010 Terra Dacica Aeterna was present at the largest reenactment festival in the world, “Natale di Roma”, held in Italy, in the capital of the Roman Empire.

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  • Between 15 June and 15 September 2010 our association, in partnership with the Direction for Youth of the County of Hunedoara, took part in a thematic camp focused on Dacian and Roman culture, tradition, and civilization. Terra Dacica Aeterna played a central role in the presentation of these civilizations to the children present.

  • 29-31 July 2011 – took part in the “Gotania” Festival – Hrubiezsow, Poland.

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  • 7-12 October 2011 – recreation of a Dacian pottery kiln in Mediesu Aurit (Satu Mare County).

  • 29 August – 2 September 2012, the Historical Festival in Vize, Turkey.

  • 30-31 March 2013 – presence in Chisinau, Moldavia, on the celebration of 95 years since the union between Bassarabia and Romania.

  • 15-16 June 2013 “Carnuntinum Romerfest” – Petronell, Austria, festival that takes places annually inside one of the largest archaeoparks in the world – the complete reconstruction of a corner of the Roman city of Carnuntum.

  • Between 16 and 18 August 2013 Terra Dacica Aeterna took part in the second edition of the largest reenactment festival focused on the ancient period in Romania, i.e. the Ancient Festival Tomis (second edition), organized in Constanta.

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  • On November 2nd the association’s branch in Constanta took part in the Antique Festival “Nicopolis ad Nestum”, organized in the city of Garmen, Bulgaria.

( the exhaustive CV can be accessed in the Romanian version, first page )

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