The huge Bronze Age citadel found in Romania is three times the size of Troy

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Archaeologists had no idea how huge their project was when they started excavating in Sântana, Romania, almost a decade ago. Only now do they realize that they are dealing with huge remains of the Bronze Age Citadel. More specifically, it is a fortress that was three times larger than the known Troy.

›› The Archaeological Intelligence Network reported that a joint team of Romanian and German archaeologists began excavating the Romanian citadel in 2009. For a while, their work on the excavations was interrupted, but a few years ago they were back together and work intensified. Since then, they have been able to identify the remains of the 3400-year-old citadel, which covers 89 hectares.

3400-year-old citadel covers 89 hectares (Source: ›› Aradon Romania)

The head of the Romanian researchers’ section, Florin Gogâltan, of the Institute of Archeology and Art History of the Romanian Academy in Cluj-Napoca ›› compared the following two archaeological excavations:

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