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The village of Sfantu Gheorghe is inhabited by Cossacks, who live in 120 houses; these are poorly built and follow no rule, but their occupants are industrious, skillful craftsmen and sailors. They have their own churches and schools, and are engaged in active trading with

Ethnicity And Imagination In The Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is a land inhabited by Romanians coming from Transylvania, Moldavia and Oltenia (Little Walachia), as well as by people who came here from Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey. There seem to be two causes that led to this ethnic mosaic: a political one –

Nightfall On The Lake

He'd come with his head down, as if searching for something among the rocks on the road. What could he have possibly found new here, in a land surrounded by waters, on the shore laden with miasma? The narrowness of the bank? He knew all about it; the shiny grit? –

Spoonbills

At times, in vernal Romania, one may observe large birds migrating in triangular formation, high above towns, in a north-westerly direction. Their elongated necks remind one of our storks, still – the swift, fast propelling pinion flaps make one acknowledge a different

The Road Of The Pelicans

As it is quite rare in Romania, the pelican has been declared a monument of nature. There are two species, which are hard to differentiate: the white pelican (Pelecanus Onocrotalus) and the Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus Crispus). The Dalmatian has red eyes and is slightly

The Letea Forest - The Original

After a bewildering trip by boat on the old branch of the Danube, to the left of the village Mila 23, at the end of the channel Madgearu you run into a strip of dry land, a stable island in an infinite kingdom of reed. It is the Letea grind (sand bank) that welcomes you

The Research On The Danube Delta In The Program Of The Grigore Antipa National Museum Of Natural History In Bucharest

The National Museum of Natural History has its origins in the National Museum of Natural History and Antiquities, founded through Act no. 143/3rd of November 1834, signed by Alexandru Dimitrie Ghica – the first ruler of Muntenia after the modernizing Organic Regulations,

Life In The Delta

excerpt The Delta was formed as a result of the interaction between the Danube and the Black Sea under certain geographical and geological circumstances. Presently, in front of the mouth we can still watch the process of formation of new Delta parts: the sea currents and

Unraveling The Delta's Treasure

excerpts Whether you travel through the Delta on water, or view it from the air (from a helicopter or a plane), the reed is the dominant element of the landscape. It occupies a foremost position in the Delta's treasure, and constitutes an immense source of richness.

The Danube Delta Treasure

Director of Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History in Bucharest The Danube Delta has a diverse fauna and flora which, in the context of the global preoccupation for environmental preservation, are major points of interest for Europe and even for the whole planet.

Biodiversity

One of the reasons why the Danube Delta has become a biosphere reservation is because, in comparison with the other deltas of Europe and even the rest of the world, it has preserved a higher level of biodiversity, whereby we understand a large number of species from a large

A Short History Of A Few Settlements In the Danube Delta

Museum of History and Archeology Institute for Ecomuseum Research in Tulcea An insight into the written sources related to Dobruja shows that life has been continuous and constant in the historic dwelling places of this area. This statement is valid for the settlements