The current building that houses the exhibition "Lapidarium" of Dacian and Roman Civilization Museum (DRCM) - Deva was inaugurated in 2012 and is located right next to the Magna Curia Palace. The exhibition includes the most representative pieces of Lapidarium dating from prehistory, Dacian era and Roman epoch, under the patrimony of DRCM.
Among these are five megalithic pieces discovered in the area of Baia de Criş and Ţebea (Hunedoara county). Three of the statues were discovered in 1881; the last of the parts and the menhir were brought to light in 2000. The statues have been made of a sandstone of local origin, brittle, very easy to process. Discovery of the parts in a known mining area and the attributes appearing on them (bag-basket, axe-hammer) led to their interpretation in relation to gold mining.
Another category of pieces exhibited in "Lapidarium" are those resulted from the archaeological research in the aria of Dacian Kingdom capital, namely blocks with cartridges and letters or groups of Greek letters. At Costeşti-Blidaru, Costeşti-Cetăţuie, Sarmizegetusa Regia and at the tower from Poiana lui Mihu next to Blidaru, the masonry blocks have been incised with Greek letters. The majority of Deva museum patrimony has incised, on one side, one or 2-4 Greek letters, combinations of letters with cartridges.
Representatives of Roman epoch are the marble reliefs, among them being found a Mithraic board with representation of the god Mithras ritually killing a bull. Other significant pieces are a votive column dedicated to the god Nabarzes, a unique inscription written in Latin and Greek discovered in Germisara (Geoagiu-Băi, Hunedoara county), and various inscriptions of officials from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa.
In another room, visitors can admire the statues of soldiers and their tombstones, such as a pillar to represent the deceased, a soldier, piece discovered in the necropolis of Micia (Veţel village, Hunedoara county). Particular interest enjoys an inscription of a whole unit, laid by Cohors II Flavia Commagenorum while repairing the baths at Micia. Funerary art is also well represented in Deva Lapidarium through various types of tombstones, such as stars, a funeral lion, a sarcophagus or the only integral aedicula discovered in Dacian territory, again at Micia.
Finally, the collection "Lapidarium" is completed by a series of statues, Roman male and female statuarius from Deva museum heritage that is a very good object of study for establishing the typology of Roman clothing. To these are added the representations of deities such as tronans Jupiter, triformis Hecate, Pan, Charon or Venus, a piece on which the master sculptor has inscribed his name.
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