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Lepenski Vir & Golubac Fortress

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Another lovely day. Every forecast threatens rain, but we haven’t seen any.

Today we sailed between Romania and Serbia, stopping twice on the Serbia side as we rravelled through the Iron Gate section of the Danube and passed the Djerdap 1 lock, followed by the Decebalus rock statue (a Dacian king).

Today’s excursion took us to possibly the oldest human settlement in the world. This was found in the mid ‘60’s when the dam was being built theatre would widen the river and flood various areas. Archeologists sought to determine what would be lost to the flooding. As a result,several of these first settlements were found dating back to 9500 to 7500 BC. One of the uncovered communities was relocated a few hundred meters up river and almost 30 meters higher. These ancient people had excellent food sources and lived longer lives and were taller than those that came after. Very interesting exhibit.

Then the bus took us to meet up with our Emerald Star ship, which had sailed farther up river, to dock next to the Golubac Fortress.


Posted by Deb Godley 21:09 Archived in Serbia

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