Commons:WikiProject Dacia

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Wikiproject Dacia


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


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


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






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:

Our favorites

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

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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:


Current Active Members List

This list includes formally registered members of the project. If you would like to advertise your participation, you can formally join the Commons WikiProject Dacia by adding your name to this list!

  1. Codrinb (talk · contribs) - Project infrastructure, organization, photos with archaeological objects and sites, old maps, categories, galleries
  2. Petter Bøckman (talk · contribs) - Odd bits and ends when I can get away from biology
  3. Vecrumba (talk · contribs) - Bits and pieces as I research ancient history of the region
  4. Boldwin (talk · contribs)
  5. Saturnian (talk · contribs) - Category organization, photos of sites

Emeriti Members

This list includes members of the project who have not edited for at least one year; it is manually updated on a periodic basis. If your name has been moved here, please feel free to move it back to the Members list upon your return.



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:
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Sister projects

Portals English


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

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