Roman Empire [edit]Napoca on the Roman Dacia fragment

Roman Empire [edit]

Napoca on the Roman Dacia fragment of the 1st–4th century AD Tabula Peutingeriana (upper center)[26]

The Roman Empire conquered Dacia in AD 101 and 106, during the rule of Trajan, and the Roman settlement Napoca, established thereafter, is first recorded on a milestone discovered in 1758 in the vicinity of the city.[27] Trajan’s successor Hadrian granted Napoca the status of municipium as municipium Aelium Hadrianum Napocenses. Later, in the 2nd century AD,[28] the city gained the status of a colonia as Colonia Aurelia Napoca. Napoca became a provincial capital of Dacia Porolissensis and thus the seat of a procurator. The colonia was evacuated in 274 by the Romans.[27] There are no references to urban settlement on the site for the better part of a millennium thereafter.

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