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MINING – METALLURGICAL COMPLEX KRAKU LU JORDAN
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It is located on an elongated hill near the confluence of Brodica River into the Pek, in a village area  Brodice, 15km east from Kučevo. From the north, east and partially from the south, the fort was naturally protected with river flows and steep cliffs, while the most accessible area was from the southwest side which also was the center of this locality.  The narrower part of the locality is settled at the very top and spread on 3,5 ha, while the wider part of the protected area which spreads into the west plane, takes 19 ha in size.

Kraku Lu Jordan was researched with interruptions from 1971 to 1991 and simultaneously the remains were preserved. The fort ramparts are strong, built of stone and adjusted to the terrain configuration. Besides the three square – base towers, there are also foundations of numerous rooms inside the fort discovered there. The area outside th efort is less explored.

In the Pek area rich with ore which plazed a signficant role for the Empire due to gold production, especially after Dacia loss, Kraku took the central place, not only on the process of gold, copper and iron digging and processing, but also as a point of supervision, production, keeping and further distribution of metal. On the Roman Empire territory it represents a fortified metallurgical center of a unique concept. It was a part of a very important Roman mining – metallurgical  area Metala Pinkensia  (Metalla Pincensia), which consisted of areas in the Pek and the Mlava catchment area. Material evidence dating back to Bronze Age is discovered inside the fort. Most probably it was built at the end of III century, and it lasted and was developing until the end of IV century when it burnt in fire, most likely in the Huns invasion. After that, the fort has not been restored any longer, metallurgical activities together with it, although sporadically there are traces of medieval pottery.