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CALLATIS

The Callatis colony was founded at the end of the 6th century BC on the site of a Gete town named Acervetis or Cerbatis.

In the 4th century BC the city experienced a great economic, social and political development. After a period of independent development, Callatis, as the other pontic cities, had to accept the authority of the Macedonian State until 281 BC after the death of Lysimaque. After a long period of war against the Romans, it finally accepted their protection.

The abandonment of the city in the first decades of 7th century AD was caused, mainly, by the attacks of the Slav Avares but also by the disappearance of the

Danube border following the revolt of the centurion Phokas in 602 AD.
In terms of archaeological remains, the city today still has the wall built during the late Roman period and in the North-East of the city you can find the basilica Its is
composed of three parts: the basilica itself, the atrium and the palace. It dates from the political century AD.

Between 1993 and 1994, the "Callatis" of Mangalia Museum of Archaeology initiated, in the old hotel Scala area (now the President Hotel), large scale excavations. On a surface area of 1000 square metres, aspects of town planning dating from the Byzantine Roman period were discovered pertaining to a district of the south of Callatis.

he archaeological excavations conducted in 1993 in one of the largest tumuli known as “the Documaci hill", lead to the discovery of a large funerary complex.


Callatis
Les ruins of the surrounding wall

Callatis
The "President"
Museum

Callatis
The tomb of prince Documaci