Dacians, Romans, and Iron Gates

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A Fragment on Trajan’s Column in Rome representing the fights between Romans and Dacians Trajan, Emperor of Rome Trajan, the famous Roman emperor and general, minutely prepared the war against the Dacians. He turned the Danube into a navigable river … Read More

History of Bucharest

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The legend says that Bucharest was founded by a shepherd named Bucur. According to another variant most likely, Bucharest was founded by Mircea cel Bătrân at the end of the fourteenth century. On the banks of the Dâmboviţa and Colentina … Read More

Geographic location and topography of Bucharest

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Bucharest is situated in south-eastern Romania, between Ploiesti in north and Giurgiu in south. The city is located on Vlăsiei Plain, which is part of the Romanian Plain. To the east lies Bărăganul, in the western part Gavanu Burdea Plain … Read More

Vestiges in Drobeta Turnu Severin, Mehedinti County, Romania

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Schela Cladovei – Archeologicai site Favourable conditions such as climate, soil, vegetation or food turned our town into the cradle of the oldest settlement known in Europe. Situated on the Danube, the 9,000 year old western residential district of the … Read More

The Reign of Dracula

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With the help of the Turkish army, Dracula seized the Walachian throne. After two months, Hunyadi forced him into exile in Moldavia. Again Vladislav II became Walachia’s prince. In 1456 Dracula invaded Walachia and took back his throne. He established … Read More

Ethnic and confessional structure of Bucharest city, Romania

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1877 177,646 people living in Bucharest. In terms of religion: Predominantly Christian, of which 132,987 (75%) Orthodox, 16,991 (10%) Roman Catholics, 5,854 (3%) Protestant, 206 Christian Armenians and 796 Lipovan (Orthodox Old Rite). Among other religions, Jews were most numerous … Read More

Cyanide extraction of gold is starting in Romania. Rand Refinery comes into play.

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While environmental activists all eyes are fixed upon Rosia Montana gold mining in Romania to stop it, Eldorado Gold Corporation is working quietly and efficiently. In December 2013 the company received environmental approval for cyanide gold mining in Certej , … Read More

Decentralization law declared unconstitutional by Constitutional Court in Romania

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Constitutional Court (CC) decided today the unconstitutionality of the law proposed by Prime-Minister Victor Ponta and assumed by Parliament in November, following referral of Democratic Liberal Party (DLP). “Unanimously, CC admits the objection of unconstitutionality regarding criticism of unconstitutionality intrinsic … Read More

A new protest in Romania against shale drilling by hydraulic fracturing

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Over 200 people, mostly locals, protested in the beginning of new year in front of the town hall Pungesti, Vaslui county, against the town mayor, Mircea Vlas, who leased his land to the company Chevron to explore shale gas in … Read More

Very few children adopted in Romania in 2013

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A sad end of year balance comes from the Romanian Office for Adoptions: only 580 of the 2,241 orphans have found a family. Meanwhile, on the waiting list there are 1,500 families willing to adopt a little abandoned child. This, … Read More

Moartea lui Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula)

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Conform unor inregistrari, fratele lui Dracula -Radu- a murit in 1474. Sultanul  a pus pe tronul Valahiei pe unul din membrii clanului Danesti, Basarab cel Batran. In 1476 Dracula a invadat Valahia cu ajutorul Moldovei si Transilvaniei. Ei l-au izgonit … Read More

Domnia lui Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula)

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Cu ajutorul armatei turce, Dracula a cucerit tronul Valahiei. Dupa doua luni, Hunyadi l-a fortat sa plece in exil in Moldova. Din nou Vladislav II a devenit print al Valahiei. In 1456 Dracula invadeaza Valahia si recastiga tronul. Isi stabileste … Read More

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