IN THIS PLACE ROMANS HAD WON A GREAT VICTORY AGAINST THE DACIANS IN THE WINTER OF 102 AD.
THE EMPEROR TRAIANUS WAS LOOKING TO DESTROY AND TAKE OVER THE DACIANS KINGDOM, WHICH WAS A RISING AND AGRESSIVE POWER AT THE NORTH EAST BORDERS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
THE BATTLE OF ADAMCLISI WAS FIERCE AND ONLY THE STRONG DISCIPLINE OF THE ROMAN LEGIONARIES MADE THE DAY TO BELONG TO ROME.
BUT THERE IS ANOTHER THEORY WHICH SAYS THAT THE MONUMENT WAS RISED BY THE DACIANS TO CELEBRATE A GREAT VICTORY OVER AN ASIAN INVADER, DUE TO THE ARMOURS THEY WEAR AND THAT THE BATTLE WAS FOUGHT IN SUMMER, NOT IN WINTER.
The Dacian army, together with the Roxolans and the Iazyges, crossed the frozen Danube, but because the weather wasn't cold enough, the ice broke under their weight, causing many to die in the frozen water.
Trajan moved his army from the mountains, following the Dacians into Moesia. A first battle was fought at night, a battle with little casualties on both sides and with no crucial result.
The decisive battle was fought at Adamclisi, a difficult battle for both the Dacians and the Romans. Even if the outcome of the battle was a Roman victory, both sides suffered very heavy casualties.