The island, which has seen alternating times of war and peace, was renamed by the Turkish occupiers in , Ada Kaleh, which translates as “Island Fortress” or “City Island”. There is also another remark. The Austrians built a strong fortification of “Vauban” type Fig. As in the case of Joseph Deharo’s map, discussed above, inside the Austrian fortification, there can be clearly noticed a quadriburgium with corner minarets, protruded out of the enclosure. Ada Kaleh Turkish for “Island Fortress” was a small island on the Danube populated by Turks that was submerged during the building of the Iron Gates hydro plant. Image of someone who appears to be sewing, with a good view of one of the watch towers on the wall of the fort. View of the quay at Ada Kaleh, a little further back than the photograph above, with some of the boats which serviced the transportation needs of the island drawn up at the shore.

Ebay Hand coloured photograph of the mosque and its garden at Ada Kaleh. A similar view from a slightly different angle of Ada Kaleh. End of paper Approximate position of Ada Kaleh. Note that modern houses appear to have been built on the ruins of the ancient fort, and the figure sitting on the culvert over what may be a sort of canal leading to the mosque. This photograph was taken with a telephoto lens, or was blown up on the enlarger to give the same effect. Charles II, said solemnly to island officials that he would give the locals privileges, which was shown by the exemption of customs for foreign tobacco, local sugar, spirits, souvenir items, etc..

The ruined fortifications, the occupations and customs ofthe natives, very interesting from the ethnographical point of view, the exoticism of the climate, fauna and flora were interesting sights for visitors and local tourism was developing.

Anyway, if it had borne the name Ducepratumthen the fortification would have been restored during the period Anastasius-Justinian, as Procopius registered it among the military buildings raised or restored during this period.

It was successively part of Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia and now Serbia. By the Bucharest Peace Treaty signed with Turkey inAda Kaleh with its imposing ruins of the city returned to Romania, these ruins were finally swallowed by flood waters in the ’70s, and Ceausescu’s project to rebuild the old city on Simian island, 5 km, downstream from Turnu Severin, was not brought to a conclusion.


Paper on Ada Kaleh

mlsterelor The fortifying of the places on Ada-Kaleh island and Orsova was registered by F. Quoting the count Marsigli, Kondic presumed caffe there was a square fortification of quadriburgium type with circular minarets in the corners. Cards were printed with these views often with explanatory text ; when the cards were looked at through the double-lensed viewer, called a stereoscope or a stereopticon a common misnomera three-dimensional image could be seen.

Note the chandeliers, the staircase to a pulpit? This could be explained by the fact that the Roman traces could have been cleared up from the island or partly used for the mediaeval and modern constructions.

Note the dagger in the central figure’s waistband. In the misterelr came under Turkish control, from to it was Austrian, after a four month siege in it was Turkish again, followed by the Austrians reconquering it inonly to have to yield it to the Turks in the trailing peace treaty.

The ancient Greeks called the island Continusa, namely wild olive country, such as the bushes taken from here by Hercules to carry to the house of his father, Jupiter. Ruins of the fort at Ada Kaleh. View from the new site of Orsova, of the Danube, where Ada Kaleh has been swallowed up by the waters of the dam.

All these inzula a Roman camp. But around the island will enter in the first century, Romans in Dacia and, later, hordes of Visigoths, Ostrogoths and Huns, followed by the outpouring of Slavs.

This paper is meant to describe, as far as the acfe knowledge allows it, a historical and archaeological monument, which was lost for good. This is an example of stereoscopy. This is a very valuable photograph, the only aerial photo I have seen of Ada Kaleh.

The inhabitants enjoyed exemption from taxes and customs and were not conscripted. During the archaeological excavations fromit was found that, in order to raise the floor level inside the Austrian fortress, there was brought, “a large amount of earth, brought, it seems, entirely from one or both banks of the Danube, laid among the walls and then levelled.

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The works were started inresumed in and completed in Ada Kaleh CD Photos showing the ruins of passageways and possibly storage areas beneath the old fort on Ada Kaleh, and a view of the river from the island. The results of the previous excavations from the led by N. Nocolaescu-Plopsor and the architect Adriana Mihai. This photograph appears to have been taken in the early 20th century to judge msterelor the fashions.


In addition, the Mosque was re-roofed with a better roof which had a larger protective eave over the walls. Ada Kaleh CD A view of the street to the bazaar, looking through the main gate, apparently taken in the s or s judging by the dress design.

Note that modern houses appear to have been built on the ruins of the ancient fort, and the figure sitting on the culvert over what may be a sort of canal leading to the mosque. The Byzantine historian wrote that after Novae, there came the fortresses Cantabaza, Smornes, Campses, Tanata, Zernes, and Ducepratu, and then he added: Ada Kaleh CD The gate in the colour photograph on the left is a recreation, using the same stone, of the entry shown in the centre and the isnula hand photograph, to the grounds of the original mosque on Ada Kaleh.

The problem of the existence of a Roman fortification on Ada-Kaleh island was raised for discussion misterellr the Serbian archaeologist Vladimir Kondic. The centrepiece of the mosque was a huge carpet of oriental motifs 15 x 9 m and weighing kg, donated by the Sultan Abdul Hamid II Ada Kaleh CD Postcard showing the method of construction and insulq of the corners of the walls of the fort, which were constructed of brick with dressed stone reinforcements at the corners.

The view from Alion Mountain. This is a stereographic view misterelof the mosque at Ada Kaleh. This mistedelor raises a serious problem. This is almost certainly the ruler of Ada Kaleh, around – The original was in sepia tones, which means that it was possibly taken in the s or s. Mosque at Ada Kaleh, built in