The statue of King Decebalus
The statue of King Decebalus / distance from Villa 59 km /
A 40m high and 25 m wide sculpture - face od Dacian king Decebal carved into the wall.
It is the last ruler of Dacia, which is surrounded by Trajan's troops in their capital Sarmizegetusa. He committed suicide to avoid capture in 106 AD.
It was also a place of great Trajan marched Romans in Dacia, which had long prepared the construction of the entire infrastructure in the Serbian, the right bank of the Danube (road, bridge, fortifications).
The sculpture was completed in 2004 by 12 stonecutters-climbers, after 10 years of work. The creation of the Rock was done with dynamite and pneumatic hammers, and the total cost of works has reached a sum of million dollars. The sculpture Decebalus is the largest carved sculpture in Europe. Decebalus's eye is about 4.3 meters long, and the nose is 7 meters long and 4 meters wide. It was initiated and funded by Romanian tycoon and amateur historian Joseph Constantine Dragan. Therefore, the inscription in Latin stands "Decebal Rex - Dragan fecit" ( "King Decebalus – made by Dragan").