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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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

The Natural History Museum of Iasi University

Iasi, judetul Iasi

Phone0232 218337
AddressBlvd. Independentei, 15
Fax0232 201339
Emailgrigore@uaic.ro

Description

The Natural History Museum of the University of Iasi is hosted by the former home of the chancellor Vasile Rosetti and was founded in 1844, built at the initiative of members of the Society of Physicians and Naturalists of Iasi, led by Iacob Cihac, Gheorghe Asachi, having as purpose the presentation of "earthly and underground riches of Moldova, and curiosities from other parts of the world".

This building has a square plan, with three jutties: two lateral, symmetrical and one on the front facade. Lateral  jutties, express in facade, the place of halls, two, of unequal length. The Natural History Museum building was built around 1800 in neoclassical style with local original elements. It presents a historic importance because, since 1841, in this building functioned the first society of physicians and naturalists, and then the first museum of natural history in Romania.

In the collections are still preserved pieces dating from the nineteenth century pieces, donated by the Metropolitan Veniamin Costache such as: a collection of mammoth bones and hairy rhinoceros, found hanging as a counter weight at a fountain of Rasca, Falticeni area. Also, the collection is completed with the Indian elephant Gaba, purchased by Mihai.

Also in the same period dates a Herbarium consisting of a collection of 2844 plants in Moldova, 3000 molluscs and insects, 795 vertebrates and 1500 minerals. The museum has an important educational role and contributes actively to the process of biological and scientific education. The base of study is provided by scientific collections, library and laboratories housed in the building.

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