joi, 25 noiembrie 2010
What a very old church is that in Densus!...
The church of Densus, a place in the Hateg Country,situated at a few kilometers from Ulpia Traiana Sarmisegetusa, is still keeping its secrets, so that nobody can assuredly say when it was built.
Historians’opinions are divided. Some say that this church might have been built on the ruins of a pre Christian edifice in Dacia, others think that it was erected on the foundation of a Temple, dedicated to the god Mars; many say that the church first functioned as a mausoleum devoted to the Roman general Longinus Maximus, killed by the Dacians; Nicolae Iorga situates it in the 16th century while the art historian Vataseanu thinks it may belong to the last quarter of the 13th century.
But what is absolutely certain is that at present it is the most ancient church in Romania where the service still is celebrated.