"Man: a being in search of meaning" Plato.
Established in 657 B.C. by the Greeks from Milet, Histria is almost 3000 years old. Just a little bit younger than Rome. Pretty cool, right? The Greeks came here to start a trading business with the local Dacian population. Back in that era, Histria was directly on the shore of the Black Sea but in time, the sedimentary deposits brought by the Danube closed the access to the Sea and the Greeks abandoned the city. Nowadays, Histria is on the shore of Sinoe Lake, a salty-sweet lake.
It was under Roman rule from the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. Around 30 AD, Histria came under Roman domination. During the Roman period from the 1st to 3rd centuries AD, temples were built for the Roman gods, besides a public bath and houses for the wealthy. Invasions during the 7th century AD rendered it indefensible, and the city was abandoned.
Altogether, it was in continuous existence for some 14 centuries, starting with the Greek period up to the Roman-Byzantine period.