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Wikiproject Dacia

Helmet of Cotofenesti - Front Large by Radu Oltean.jpg

A group of Wikimedians have formed this Commons:WikiProject to better organize, categorize and improve the quality of media and galleries related to ancient Dacia and primarily to the history of Dacians, Getae and Moesi.

This project and its subpages contain the suggestions of the participating Wikipedians and it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of others. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and review the Tasks below.

Goals and Scope

Scope

Onomastic range of the Dacian towns with the dava ending, covering Dacia, Moesia, Thrace and Dalmatia

The scope of the project includes the following elements:

  • The time span: 1500 BC - 600 AD, with the core focus on the Classical times. This doesn't imply any support for Daco-Romanian continuity nor it denies it. It also doesn't imply that Dacians, Getae or Moesi appeared exactly in 1500 BC or disappeared in 600 AD. It simply provides a common sense time frame within which most known and reliable academic references to the mentioned people and space were made. References outside this time frame are scarce to non-existent.
  • The space: The sum of Dacia (at Burebista's time) plus Moesia and Scythia Minor (after Roman conquest) where Dacians, Getae and Moesi where known to live, without implying a continuum or uniformity or that they are necessarily identical people. While closely related, Thrace is considered relatively distinct, at least linguistically. The related media about Thrace, especially around the common culture, religion, warfare, are usually treated with lower importance but not zero importance, and without implying that Dacians are Thracians or the other way around.
  • The people: As Dacia was named after Daci, the Dacians are at the core focus, but others who lived in the same space, in various periods within the time span in scope, including Celts, Romans, Greeks, Germanic people, Sarmatians, Scythians, Illyrians, Thracians and others not mentioned here, are by no means excluded. Media and galleries related to their contribution and interaction with Dacians, Getae and Moesi are very welcomed and encouraged.
  • The culture: The core focus is the Paleo-Balkan culture, where religion, language, warfare, art had more or less enough commonality across the ancients in the space and time span defined in the scope. The other different cultures that existed or later migrated in the space are not excluded or their importance is not minimized in any way, but are not the core focus. There also are other specialized projects that focus on those cultures.
  • The name: The name choice for the project doesn't imply that all the space or territory defined in the scope was only or entirely Dacian. It was chosen for simplicity and since it has more resonance than other possible choices.

Your input on greater clarification on the scope is greatly appreciated, if you wish to comment make a new section on our Talk page

Goals

We at WikiProject on Dacia work together to reach the following goals:

  1. Make the little known but important Dacian history available to the world
  2. Increase the exposure and quality of Dacia related media and galleries
  3. Improve every file, category or gallery in the Category:WikiProject Dacia cleanup
  4. Ensure that every Dacia related file, category or gallery is well described (ideally multilingual), categorized, sourced and licensed
  5. Support other WikiProjects, groups, and editors, who are striving to achieve the same goals

Tasks

Specific/Galleries/Categories

General/Ongoing

Completed

Collaboration

Please help with our current collaboration on this subject: Map of Dacian settlements

The idea is to create an up to date comprehensive map of Dacian settlements and fortresses, ideally in SVG format. Here are some starting points:

  • Existing maps:

Featured Media

Our favorites

Feel free to add your own favorite media, with a short caption

Featured pictures

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Quality images

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Valued images

Valued image set: Helmet of Coţofeneşti
Front view
Front view  
Front top view
Front top view  
Mythological scene on the side
Mythological scene on the side  
Graphical reconstruction
Graphical reconstruction  
Valued image set: Dacian bracelets
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Gold Dacian bracelets
Gold Dacian bracelets  
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Gold Dacian bracelets
Gold Dacian bracelets  
Gold Dacian bracelet - Head
Gold Dacian bracelet - Head  
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Gold Dacian bracelet
Gold Dacian bracelet  
Silver Dacian bracelet
Silver Dacian bracelet  
Silver Dacian bracelet
Silver Dacian bracelet  
All other Valued images
Rider from the Dacian Silver Hoard of Lupu
Rider from the Dacian Silver Hoard of Lupu  

Guidelines

Drafts

Below is a list of galleries not ready for prime time, which are kept in the project space. You can help to expand and bring them to the main space. To avoid speedy deletion of new/incomplete galleries, it is advised to create them first as subpages of Drafts or in your user space.

Pages with the prefix 'WikiProject Dacia/Drafts' in the 'Commons' and 'Commons talk' namespaces:

Members

Categories

Relevant categories for the project (see project Goals and Scope above):

Fully applicable

Dacia

Partially applicable

Celts
Thrace

Templates

If you think someone you collaborate with might have an interest in this project, put this on his/her talk page.
Use this template at the TOP of a Talk page where the media or gallery relates to Dacia or Geto-Dacians. It is designed to help organize the articles and to direct people here.
WikiProject Dacia userbox for members. Looks like this:
Roman bust of a Dacian tarabostes, Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia - 20070614.jpg This user is a member of the Commons Commons-logo.PNG WikiProject Dacia


Tools

Related Projects

Sister projects

Related projects (Commons)

Related projects English

Portals English

External

Note: Your can help transferring Dacia-related images with proper licenses from some of these Flickr Flickr-icon.png groups to Commons using Flickr-to-Commons (individual and mass)

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