TURNU SEVERIN , thecapital of the department of Mehedintzi, Rumania, on the
See also:main Walachian railway, and on the
See also:bank of the
See also:Danube, below the Iron
See also:Gates cataracts . Pop . (1900), 18,628 . It is a
See also:modern commercial
See also:town, having a school of arts and crafts, several churches, and large
See also:government yards for the
See also:building of river steamers, lighters and tug-boats . There is a considerable
See also:trade in livestock, preserved
See also:meat, petroleum and cereals . The town, which was originally called Drobetae by the Romans, took its later name of Turris Severi, or the " Tower of Severus," from a tower which stood on a small
See also:hill surrounded by a deep
See also:fosse . This was built to commemorate a victory over the Quadi and Marcomanni, by the
See also:Roman emperor Severus (A.D . 222-235) . Near Turnu Severin are the remains of the celebrated Trajan's
See also:bridge, the largest in the Roman
See also:Empire, built in A.D . 103 by the architect
See also:Apollodorus of
See also:Damascus . The river is about 4000 ft. broad at this spot . The bridge was composed of twenty
See also:arches supported by
See also:stone pillars, several of which are still visible at low
See also:water .
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