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Drobeta-Turnu Severin

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Drobeta-Turnu Severin (Hungarian: Szörényvár) is a city in Mehedinti county, Oltenia, Romania, on the left bank of the Danube, below the Iron Gates.

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The town, which was originally called Drobetae by the Romans, took its later name of Turnu Severin, or the Tower of Severus, from a tower which stood on a small hill surrounded by a deep fosse. This was built to commemorate a victory over the Quadi and Marcomanni, by the Roman emperor Severus (222-235). Near Turnu Severin are the remains of the celebrated Trajan's bridge, the largest in the Roman Empire, built in 103 by the architect Apollodorus of Damascus. The river is about 4000 ft. broad at this spot. The bridge was composed of twenty arches supported by stone pillars, several of which are still visible at low water.


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