AUTHOR: Marius MITROF
THE OLD PROJECT FOR COVERING THE ROMAN CHARNEL
Danubius, XXXV, Galaţi, 2017, pp. 197-212.
In 1974, during the construction of Micro 21 locality, between the D14 and D16 blocks of flats, on Parcului Boulevard (the present Oţelarilor Street), a Roman tomb belonging to a Roman military commander of Sarmat origin was discovered. The discovery was dated to the 4th century AD .
The importance of the discovery led the authorities classify the Roman tomb as a historic monument in 1975. Local authorities took some measures to protect and cover it, planning to build an edifice for the purpose of establishing an archaeological museum on the spot. Although three projects were proposed in 1976, 1977 and 1984, none of them was put into practice. The historical monument was eventually covered with soil and preserved in situ. Cement was poured over it and the area was set up as a car parking and a garbage deposit.
Through this paper, we are bringing to the fore, all the three projects from 1976, 1977, and 1984, with the agreement of PROIECT S.A. Company of Galați. The projects contain different solutions, depending on the conditions imposed by the political regime during that period, in order to protect this historical monument