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The Tomis Sculpture Treasure: Bacchus

Bacchus is one of the most popular deities of the ancient world. This deity came from Thrace, entered Ancient Greece, from where it reached Dobruja. From Greece it came under the name of Dionysus. Later, through assimilation to a divinity in Asia Minor, he was also called

Lupa Capitolina

The Roman antiquity in Dobruja: the she-wolf, Lupa Capitolina, the emblem of Rome on a funerary stela Lupa Capitolina of Ibida (Slava Rusa village, Tulcea County)The funerary stela of a Roman soldier from Legion XI Claudia camped in the south of Dobruja at Durostorum. The

Paleochristian Funeral Art At Tomis

The hypogeum tomb with painted wallsIn 1988, the archeologists C. Chera and V. Lungu discovered, on the outskirts of the late Roman funeral necropolis, an underground construction with one room, which in specialized language is called hypogeum. As the underground entrance

The Adamclisi Monument

TROPAEUM TRAIANIThe two wars led by Emperor Trajan to conquer Dacia in the year 102 and then in 109, left in Dobrogea a unique monument in the provincial Roman art. Trajan's victory in 109 led to the 200 year occupation of Dacia. Fortress and monument built by Emperor

Hunting Stories Are From God

The apprentice I have already told you about had a whole year's hunting under his belt. Quite a poor campaign it had been, with only a few victories, yet rich in teaching and personal observation. The woodcocks darted through the twilight sky of a meadow like huge bats;

The Day Of The Bear

The Day of the Bear, also known as The Bear's Celebration Day, always occurs around Candlemas. According to most popular beliefs, right after the first snow and before the first frost, the bear starts looking for a shelter or a cave to use as such and, once he has found

A Vision Of Paradise

The Retezat National Park is a vision of paradise, truly one of the wonders of the world An interview with Zoran Acimov, Director of the Retezat National Park, by Ion Longin Popescu The blue-eyed realm, that's how tourist guides introduce the place when they talk

The Dog

They say Elena Ceauşescu used to watch porn films and make love with Şarona and Corbu. The two labradors only ate real sausages, in contempt of a whole nation that didn't even know the taste of meat, gorged as they were with sausages made of soy, grissle and mouse

Animal Representations In Dobrogean Antiquity Art

see Gallery The animal kingdom was amply represented in antiquity; there have been discoveries of representations ranging from the tiniest insects (the ant) to big wild animals (bear, wild bull). These representations reflect either the occupations of the people of those

The Hateg Country Dinosaurs Geo-park

The Hateg Country Dinosaurs Geo-park ( is, above all, the place where history may be studied in all of its layers, but also an area where palaeontologists are on a double watch – for fossils and for dinosaur bone thieves. In 1975, when the representatives of the Bucharest

Fox

Mythology, just like the vernacular, is a product of the folk spirit that does not excel in speculation but finds an unconscious, spontaneous, inspired, and not-at-all roundabout way of expression. Mythology presents in all sincerity the attitude of primitive man towards

The Bear Tricked By The Fox

Once upon a time, there was a sly fox, as foxes are. She'd been prowling for food all night and couldn't find any. When dawn broke, the fox came out to the side of the road and lay down under a bush, wondering what else she could do to find something to eat. As