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The first written documentation of Maramures dates back to the year 1199, but archaeological evidence points to habitation of these lands since the Neolithic age.

After Dacia (the old name corresponding to lands south of the Carpathians and north of the Danube) had been conquered by the Romans, Maramures remained outside the Roman province, as an independent territory.


In the Middle Ages, the Dacian-Roman society was influenced by the migratory tribes. Feudal settlements were estabilished between the 4th and 10th centuries and were largely institutionalized and sanctioned by the church.


In the 13th century, Magyar chiefs began their conquest of Transylvania and by the end of the 14th century, the whole Transylvania region, including Maramures, was under Hungarian rule.