Praid salt mine

Praid salt mine

Beginnings salt Praid mine history dates back to Roman times. The first written document about mining in the mine, after those mentioned by Dr. Robert Schmidt Elegius in “Study of the salt deposits in Transylvania” . The mine can be visited by the tourists or people with breathing problems may make treatment inside . The access in the salt mine is made by a bus...
Photos from old Cluj Napoca Part I

Photos from old Cluj Napoca Part I

Located in the Someşul Mic River valley, the city is considered the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania. In 1790–1848 and 1861–1867, it was the official capital of the Grand Principality of Transylvania.   Via ...
Transylvanian coins from the collection of Constantin Orghidan

Transylvanian coins from the collection ...

For a period of about 150 years, the Principality of Transylvania was recognized as an independent state in the Middle Ages. During this period, the princes of Transylvania were released a considerable amount of gold and silver coins , among the most spectacular of their time . These coins have become rare since the period 18-19 centuries . One of the most important collections belonged to Constantin Orghidan which was donated to the Romanian Academy in 1944 . Gallery shows some of the most important and spectacular parts of the collection.   Via: ...
Wild Carpathia

Wild Carpathia

 Charlie Ottley ventures deep into the breath-taking but little known mountains and forests of Carpathia. Home to bears, wolves and the elusive lynx, this is perhaps the last great wilderness in Europe, seen as never before. Charlie provides a unique insight into the scenic beauty and rich culture of the region, exploring its chequered history from the mystical ruins of the ancient Dacian civilisations to its medieval communities, the heritage of which survives intact to this day. In his quest to find remote villages, cross mountains and spot bears in the wild,...
City of Sibiu in old photos

City of Sibiu in old photos

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