The Old Princely Court area can be identified with the medieval history of Bucharest, though continuity of human life in this part of the town dates back to the 10th and 4th centuries b.C., as attested by archaeological findings. In the absence of old drawings, scale models or  engravings, and having at hand few and incomplete documents drawn by medieval Romanian chroniclers, or by foreign travellers, Romanian specialists find it difficult to reconstitute the plans of the princely residence.