Participants at the Roman festival Zalau Porolissum! The reenactment troops are mostly formed of passionate who don't necessarily have a connection with the study of history. The activity is voluntary, but the performances these troops offer, the equipments and props they have are a living proof of a past we still discover.
Roman archer preparing for fight at the Roman Festival Zalau Porolissum, 2010 edition - the roman archers could be on foot or horseback, mainly originating from the auxiliary troops; at Porolissum, a troop of Palmirian archers was stationed and used for invasions in the area occupied by the free Dacians.
The Romans are coming at Porolissum! The Roman army is still considered one of the most well prepared in the world's history. Along the time, at Porolissum were present the following troops: Cohors I Ulpia Brittonum, Cohors I Augusta Ituraeorum, Cohors II Britannica, Cohors V Lingonum, Cohors VI Thracum, Numerus Palmyrenoryum Porolissensium, Cohors Palmyrenorum Porolissensium, Ala Palmyrenorum Porolissensium.
Ancient artisan! Ceramic vessels were common during the Roman Empire; the first ceramic vessels with imprinted decorations from the Dacian provinces were found at Porolissum.
Victorious gladiator! According to historical data, the Porolissum amphitheater was the place where fight performances with gladiators or animals, but also public executions took place. Gladiators came from different parts of the empire. The right to organize the gladiator fights was given only to the important cities.
Fight between Dacians and Romans at Porolissum! Located at the border between the Roman Empire and the area inhabited by the free Dacians, on the main access road from the West to the inner area of Transylvania, Porolissum Castrum certainly witnesses many such scenes.
A Dacian descending from history! One of the members of the reenactment troops specialized in ancient history who was present at the 2010 edition of the Roman Festival.
Roman wedding ritual, Roman Festival 2011! The two genuine bride and groom wanted their wedding to entirely match their passion for ancient history so they got married in Roman clothes and also had a wedding ritual, after the marriage ceremony at Zalău City Hall, of course.
Winter landscape from the entrance in Porolissum amphitheatre! The place to build the Porolissum Castrum was chosen such that the visibility area to be at it's maximum (up to 100 km) and the relief to represent itself an obstacle to potential attackers.
Place: "Silvania" National College Garden
Partcipants: Cohors III Campestris" and "Lupii Daciei" from the Association "Friends of the Museum", the dancing groups Nimfele Dace, Sanctimonia Nemesis and Natae Severianae, the group Vox Dacorum
The date for the IXth edition of the Roman Festival Zalau Porolissum was established. The Festival will take place during the 6th and 9th September 2013. For additional information, visit the website of the Festival.
The Municipality of Zalău was awarded the „Excellence in culture" prize by Sălaj County Department for Culture. The prize was given for the project „Promoting the Roman Festival Zalău Porolissum - promotional tool for the local archeological sites" ,(...)
The Municipality of Zalău will participate at the National Tourism Fair organized durin the 14th and 17th of March 2013, at the Romexpo Exibition Centre from Bucharest.
After participating at the TOURISTICA Tourism Fair in Cluj Napoca from the 2nd to the 4th of November 2012, it is time to promote the municipality at national level. The National Touristic Fair organized at the Romexpo Exibit Centre from Bucharest, during the(...)
The activity is part of the project "Promotion of the Zalau Porolissum Roman Festival - tool for the promotion of local archaeological sites", financed through the European Fund for Regional Development.
The 8th edition of the Roman Festival Zalau Porolissum will take place between 21st and 23rd September 2012.
You will soon find here details about the program.
Known by the local public because of their representations at the previous editions of the Roman Festival Zalau Porolissum, the antique dance group „The Nymphs of Dacia" were present this year at a number of cultural events, part of the historical reenactment festivals.