The Danube Delta From 800 To 1900

The Delta has undergone tremendous changes over the centuries. The oldest written sources, from the Greek-Roman times, concur only partly; yet in majority they offer hints of modifications. Numerous ancient references have been used to identify and track down geo-morphologic


Director of the Institute for Ecomuseum Research, Tulcea The ruins near Murighiol village, in Tulcea County, have been known since the end of the previous century. Several chance discoveries, but especially the discussions regarding the ancient name of the fortress, have

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

The Archaeology Of The Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is not only an oasis at the crossroads of the great bird migration and nesting routes. By its structural nature, the Danube Delta has always generated a varied range of resources and an inexhaustible reserve of natural wealth, which have signified for the

The Danube And Other Rivers

Mistress of the mouth of the Danube, Romania has a closer interest in the great river than any other nation. The Danube is to Romania not merely a great trade channel, connecting the Baltic and the North Sea with the Euxine; but since the river forms a delta comparable with

The Delta Dictionary

excerpts Abroad. An incredibly large number of young people have gone abroad. To study, to work. The ego of those living in the countryside is much bigger. On entering Sarinasuf, there is only the sign marking the exit from the village. The sign that marks the entrance

The Delta - Reality And Symbol

I've only been to the Danube Delta a couple of times in my relatively long existence: the first time was at the end of the 50's, when I dwelt in the Sfantu Gheorghe (Saint George) area, at an observation resort belonging to the Romanian Academy, a resort that was

Delta And Anti-Delta

The Danube flows in accordance with all theories and definitions. After crossing Europe, it flows into the Black Sea, forming a delta which conforms entirely to the general definition of a delta. Over the centuries, the Danube had many other names: Danubius, Istrus, Histru,

Grigore Antipa And The Danube Delta

Grigore Antipa was one of the most brilliant students of Professor Ernst Haeckel of Jena (the great promoter of Darwinism) and later became a scholar with varied scientific interests who had outstanding results in his work that made him famous all over the world. The young

The Swamps Of The Danube Delta

excerpt After I have outlined the measures taken in order to improve the biological conditions and to capitalize on the potential the Razim lake has in respect to fish production in both salted and fresh water, I find myself obliged to describe briefly the measures taken

The Danube Delta

At the end of the Danube, where the 2859-kilometre river meets the Black Sea, there lies the youngest land in Romania, in part formed only in the last two millennia: the Danube Delta. As a matter of interest, we should mention that in the immediate vicinity can be found

The Danube Delta As A Living Environment And Its Biological Characteristics

excerpt The principal characteristic of the Danube Delta, a region in which water predominates over land, resides in the preponderance of aquatic organisms. From a scientific point of view, nor are the non-flooding land areas of the Delta lacking in interest, such as the