Romanian History and Culture

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 Welcome to the Romanian History and Culture website!

 We Romanians, members of the European Union, ONU, NATO, UNESCO  have such a great history and we don't even know it!

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     The purpose of this educational website is to:

- Compile as much information as possible, related to the history and culture of Eastern Europe, emphasizing the one of the Romanians, Roumanians or Rumanians (and their ancestors: Prehistoric people, Pelasgians, Scythian Dacheans, Thracians, Getai, Dacian, Daco-Getai, Daco-Romans, Blachs, Vlachs), found on the web - especially in English, but also in French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian - in order to create a library of knowledge from the web, for use on the web.

 -To also make this useful information available everyone interested in Romanian history and culture, as well as in the Romanian people's struggle for identity and independence.

 -To further research of Romanian history and culture.

 -To present points of view, at times controversial, from researchers contradicting each others' points of view. (So it is not necessary to infect this website with viruses because if you do so, that point of view will be also lost.)

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               As you can see on this website, the birth and building of a nation has never been an easy process, sometime it takes many thousands of years of continuous existence, awareness and continuous shedding of blood.

   "Though the Romanians seem at first glance, to have contributed but little, up to the nineteenth century, to the advance of western civilization, their part in European history is nevertheless a glorious  one, and if less apparent, perhaps of more fundamental importance.

By shedding their blood in the struggle against the Ottoman invasion, they, together with the other peoples of Oriental Europe, procured that security which alone made possible the development of western civilization." [Xenopol, p. 266. ]

Apa trece, pietrele raman!

The stream flows, the stones remain! (Romanian folk saying) 

Diaspora's hymn-pop music! 


 Henri Matisse La Blouse Romaine. Romanian Blouse. Iie. 


Image with phalerae from the Dacian Silver Treasure found at Lupu, Romania... The treasures  is dated between the 1st century BC - 1st century AD by Romanian archaeologist I.H. Crisan. 

Silver head, Peretu, Romania, 4th century BC

 Silver head, Peretu Treasure, Romania, 4th century BCE


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 Geto-Tracian Vratsa's Treasure Greave - Detail

Soldiers (probably barbarian) wearing breeches, or braccae

Trajan's column in Rome, Dacian warriors talking

Dacian weapons offered as a trophy. Detail of the Trajan column (copy). National Museum, Bucharest. Trajan, the great triumph of the emperor (

Dacian helmets - Wikimedia Commons

The Golden Helmet of Co?ofene?ti - a pure gold Geto-Dacian helmet dating from the first half of the 4th century BC, currently at the National Museum of Romanian History

A historical mystery: The Dacians in Rome.  Gradina Borghese, Rome

A historical mystery: DACII | Byzantine Alchemy ( 

ceramica dacica muzeul national secuiesc ? Victor Kapra

Ceramica Dacica, Muzeul Secuiesc -Victor Kapra, Strada Pictor Szécsi András, Cristuru Secuiesc, Harghita , Romania 

Ulcior. Marginea's Pottery, a typical ceramic brand from MargineaSuceava County, Romania. It is characterized by the black color that objects acquire after burning - the result of the continuous use of a prehistoric technology -that belongs to the Horodistea - Floresti culture (the  flourishing period of the Geto-Dacian black ceramics), In the 20 century Moldavia, you could buy, at the country market, sour cream and cottage cheese in one of this pots. That shows multi milenar tradition and continuity. 

Ceramica de Marginea - WikipediaCeramica de Marginea - YouTube

Winged Artemis, from the Francoise Black-figured volute krater, made by Cleitas, famous Athenian potter, and found in1844 in an Etruscan tomb, Chiusi, Italy. Detail: Attic. 560 BCE . She is wearing a "catrintza."

2480 years latter, in1920 in Romania, the wife of a basket maker is photograph wearing a "catrintza" of  similar style, and a short "cojoc."

Athena & Poseidon - Ancient Greek Vase Painting SIDE A. Athena is wearing "phota"

Was that me?: The Amasis Painter

Side B Poseidon and dancing Maenades offering hare, wearing "phota": Amasis, painter signed, circa 540 BC  Created in Athens,  Place of discovery: Etruscan tomb, Vulci, Viterbo.

Three Chalcolithic ceramic vessels (from left to right): a bowl on stand, a vessel on stand and an amphora, ca. 4300?4000 BC; from Scânteia, Romania and displayed at the Moldavia National Museum Complex

Cucuteni?Trypillia culture - Wikipedia

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Would you like a tattoo like that? A fired clay Cucuteni figurine, from 4050-3900 B.C.E

and then wear a dress like the one from Turdas Vinca Culture, from the same period of time.

Vasul cu Îndr?gosti?i? de la Sultana, Malul Rosu, f?r? îndoial? una dintre capodoperele artei preistorice, cu nimic mai prejos de celebrul ?Gânditor? cca. 6000 BCE

The thinker "and his woman". Museum of National History and Archaeology constanta


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Hamangia Culture - Wikipedia, the free wikipedia, the free wikipedia, the free

Magnificent Romania YouTube Videos


Grigore Lese videos

 Grigore Leșe (n. 20 februarie 1954, Stoiceni, Maramureș) este un rapsod al Țării Lăpușului, România și un cunoscut solist de muzică populară românească. A absolvit Academia de Muzica „Gheorghe Dima”, din Cluj-Napoca, Facultatea de Interpretare (Fagot), azi fiind doctor în Muzică și profesor asociat al Facultății de Litere, Universitatea București și al Universității de Muzică București. Repertoriul lui este constituit din melodii vechi, provenind din folclorul autentic al zonei și marcând evenimente importante din viața omului. Grigore Leșe cântă și la diverse instrumente muzicale.
Extras de pe albumul 'Grigore Lese si aromanii farseroti' 2011 
Vita verde, iadara - Colind Stravechi

Cantecul cu care a fost ingropat Constantin Noica 

 O, moarte, ce ti-as plati/Vita verde, iadara

La mine de n-ai vini…Vita verde, iadara

La mine de n-ai vini…Vita verde, iadara

O, omule, ce graiesti,/Vita verde, iadara

Cat ai vre tu sa traiesti? Vita verde, iadara

Cat ai vre tu sa traiesti? Vita verde, iadara

Copacu-i cu radacina,/Vita verde, iadara

Si-a lui vreme inca vina:Vita verde, iadara/

Si-a lui vreme inca vina:Vita verde, iadara

D-apoi tu, ca esti de lut,/Vita verde, iadara

Cum nu-i mere in pamant?/ Vita verde, iadara

     Cum nu-i mere in pamant?/ Vita verde, iadara

Da-s-ar domnii ce s-ar da/ Vita verde, iadara

Numa-n pamant n-ar intra./Vita verde, iadara

Numa-n pamant n-ar intra./Vita verde, iadara

Da-s-ar aor cu chila/Vita verde, iadara

Si arjant cu feldera,/Vita verde, iadara

Numa-n pamant n-ar intra.Vita verde, iadara


A Roumanian balad of self sacrifice and communion with nature


Doina si Ion Aldea Teodorovici

  1. Doina Aldea Teodorovici and Ion Aldea Teodorovici were musicians from the Republic of Moldova. They died in a staged road traffic accident in Coşereni. Today, there is a monument to them there, as well as another in Chişinău.

 Eminescu, versuri Grigore Vieru


Adevarul despre moartea lor 




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