The Gauls had fortification from Ardeu pushed up the need to control the access road to the gold mines to beyond Zlatna. Just as the city of Apulon, located on Valley Ampoiului, experience one of the most important ways of penetrating to the heart of gold of the Apuseni Mountains, the city Ardeu found its place in a valley narrow enough to make life difficult for intruders but large enough to be accessible throughout the year.
Fortification virtually bar access to the area, and it was all part of the system put in place by the Dacian kings. Like the rest of the cities, and burn to obey the king who reigned in the Orastie Mountains.
Route: 13,3 Km (DJ705).