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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Crasani Peak

judetul Ialomita, Muntenia

AddressLoc. Crasani,

Description

 Crasani peak composes, by the steep character nature of its sides, a real and formidable natural fortress. Currently, "Piscul" became, through a continuous breaking and crumbling, three plates. In this way above the Ialomita water, one plateau is found on the west, another in the middle, a tongue of land that narrows down and, finally, a third towards the East, lying long which embraces the other.

Ioan Andriesescu described in 1924, "dava getica" from Peak Crasani, located on high terraces of Ialomita that separates Crosanii de Jos and Copuzu villages. Dimitrie Butculescu made the first research here in 1870. The settlement entered in the scientific world attention because of excavations carried out in this place by Ioan Andriesescu in 1923. Vasile Parvan, devoted three years later to this settlement an entire chapter of his monumental synthesis Getica. Crasani Peak became a pilot status for the whole work of the great historian.

Peak Crasani was inhabited since the Neolithic. There has developed a large settlement belonging to the Boian culture, strengthened by a defensive ditch discovered about 30 m south of the getic ditch. From the first Iron Age are dated other traces of habitation. The settlement  itself appeared by the end sec. IV i.e.n. or beginning of next. Originally it was a modest settlement, without fortification, but later developed a lot because on the one hand, the natural riches of the place (navigable river, fish, forest, fertile land) and on the other hand because of the favorable strategic position. During the II century BC, it was transformed into the center of a tribal formations, belonging, apparently, to the vast federation of getics tribes in central and eastern plain of Wallachia.
In the second half of the century BC, the settlement was fortified with a ditch defense, becoming the acropolis to the other settlements that have occurred in the surroundings.

The impressive amount of archaeological material collected by digging, demonstrates the richness and the variety of occupations here. Besides agriculture and animal breeding, offering both main food source as well as products for exchange, a bigdevelopment had taken the crafts, pottery and the most important metalworking. Here is done pottery, as well as fine pottery, made at the wheel, in traditional forms or imitated by Hellenistic vessels. Must be mentioned the cups with relief decoration, made immediately, the original reasons, different from those of other centers in the Plain of Wallachia. The metals are processed in particular brass, bronze and silver, as witness both the ornaments as well as the tools found (fine chisels of bronze and iron, burnt clay crucibles for molten metal etc).

Crasani Peak represents an important and powerful commercial center where major business transactions were made, both with the Geto-Dacian neighboring nations, as well as with the world from south of the Danube, Thracian and the Greek-Romanian. In this way we mention coins discovered in the Crasani settlements and Copuzu, local currencies from the south of Danube, like coins from Thasos, Macedonia Prima, Dyrrhachium, Tomis and the Roman Empire, as well as products from imports (amphorae of Thasos, Rhodes, Sinope, Cos, Hellenistic pottery and glass, an italic bronze chandelier with three arms, Hellenistic bronze and clay figurines etc). In terms of the getics currencies, they are of silver, like Virteju-Bucharest and Inotesti-Racoasa, belonging to the union of getics tribes from the Plain of Wallachia, they add divisional coin-type Alexander the Great Philip III.


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