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decebalus rex dracan fecit

English translation: King Decebal - Made by Dragan

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17:47 Aug 3, 2006
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - History
Latin term or phrase: decebalus rex dracan fecit
On a mountainside in Romania
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English translation:King Decebal - Made by Dragan
Explanation:
The Statue of Dacian king Decebalus is a 40-meter high statue that is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe. It is located on the Danube rocky bank, near the city of Orşova, Romania.

The idea was of Romanian businessman and historian Iosif Constantin Drăgan and it took 10 years to the 12 sculptors to finish it and in the end, it costed over a million dollars.

Right in front of the statue, but on the Serbian shore, facing Romania can be found an ancient memorial plaque ("Tabula Traiana"), commemorating the victories of Roman Empire over the Dacian kingdom in 105.

Under the face of Decebal there is a Latin inscription which reads "DECEBAL REX - DRAGAN FECIT" ("King Decebal - Made by Dragan").
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Statue of Decebalu...
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Camelia Frunză
Romania
Local time: 06:10
Grading comment
A freind had sent me some pictures from Romania and I wanted to figure it out so that I could respond to her...and your answer was dead on!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +4King Decebal - Made by Dragan
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King Decebal - Made by Dragan


Explanation:
The Statue of Dacian king Decebalus is a 40-meter high statue that is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe. It is located on the Danube rocky bank, near the city of Orşova, Romania.

The idea was of Romanian businessman and historian Iosif Constantin Drăgan and it took 10 years to the 12 sculptors to finish it and in the end, it costed over a million dollars.

Right in front of the statue, but on the Serbian shore, facing Romania can be found an ancient memorial plaque ("Tabula Traiana"), commemorating the victories of Roman Empire over the Dacian kingdom in 105.

Under the face of Decebal there is a Latin inscription which reads "DECEBAL REX - DRAGAN FECIT" ("King Decebal - Made by Dragan").
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Statue of Decebalu...

Camelia Frunză
Romania
Local time: 06:10
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
A freind had sent me some pictures from Romania and I wanted to figure it out so that I could respond to her...and your answer was dead on!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cristina Chaplin
17 mins
  -> mulţumesc

agree  Bogdan Burghelea
2 hrs
  -> mulţumesc

agree  Stephen C. Farrand: Let me point out, however, that Decebalus has no separate English form. Native English-speaking historians use the Latin form of his name.
6 hrs
  -> thank you - I didn`t know that - It`s good to know.

agree  Joseph Brazauskas
17 days
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Changes made by editors
Aug 3, 2006 - Changes made by xxxMihai Badea:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Aug 3, 2006 - Changes made by Maria Diaconu:
Language pairRomanian to English » Latin to English
Field (specific)Slang » History


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