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STONE CHURCHES FROM TARA HATEGULUI

Tara Hategului is a region full of beauty, poetry, mystery and history located in the South-Eastern Transylvania. It is considered as one of the densest regions of the country considering the number of historical monuments. The depression lying between Retezat, Poiana Rusca and Sureanu mountains is divided into two territories, Hateg at West and Pui at East, by the natural border of Dumbrava, Plostina…

MOUNTAIN FAUNA – Joint Stamp Issue ROMANIA-SPAIN

In history, although located at the extremities of the European continent,RomaniaandSpainhave shared common interesting aspects. Emperor Trajan, a personality of the Latin history, was born inAndalusia. Ambassadors from the Court of Castile were sent to Stefan the Great inMoldavia. The beginning of the Hispano-Romanian diplomatic relations dates back to the 15th century, when Iancu de Hunedoara, the Ruler of Transylvania and King Alphonso V…

500 YEARS – CURTEA DE ARGES MONASTERY CHURCH

Considered in 1654 as “one of the world’s wonders” by the Christian Arabian writer and traveller Paul of Aleppo, Curtea de Arges Monastery Church was built by the ruler Neagoe Basarab between 1512-1517, on the foundations of the Metropolitan Cathedral built by Vlad II Dracul, the father of Vlad Tepes, which was “demolished and unreinforced”. One of the most beautiful popular legends connected to…

20 Years Since The Conclusion Of The Romanian-German Friendship Treaty / 20-JÄHRIGES JUBILÄUM DES ABSCHLUSSES DES DEUTSCH-RUMÄNISCHEN FREUNDSCHAFTSVERTRAGES

Im Jahr 1872, 6 Jahre nachdem Fürst Carol I von Hohenzollern den Thron des Fürstentums Rumänien bestiegen hat, wurde in Berlin dieerste diplomatische Vertretung von Rumänien unter der Leitung von Theodor Rosetti eröffnet. In 1872, after 6 years since the enthronement of Carol I of Hohenzollern on the throne of the Romanian Principalities, they opened in Berlin the first Romanian Diplomatic Agency managed by…

ROMANIAN POST – 150 YEARS OF TRADITION AND MODERNITY

Following the natural course of historical events after the Union of the Romanian Principalities in 1859, the administrative and political institutions of the two Romanian states had to be unified. This would happen after three years on 24 January 1862, when the two Assemblies of Moldavia and Wallachia started operating as a unique legislative body. In March 1862, it was enacted the unification of…

HAGIGADAR ARMENIAN MONASTERY CHURCH – 500 YEARS / Joint Stamp Issue ROMANIA-ARMENIA

500 years ago, not far from the current Suceava town, on top of Bulai Hill, near a black wooden chapel, two Armenian brothers halted one night on their way toBudapestwhere they were going to sell their cattle. The Holy Virgin appeared in the dream of the two brothers telling them: “I bless you, may your trade be prosperous and your families live in welfare.…

DOG BREEDS

The dog, the first animal tamed by humans, is a carnivorous mammal belonging to canidae family. Until recently they believed that the taming of this animal took place 14–15,000 years ago. Recent discoveries of some canidae skulls at Goyet (Belgium) andRazboinichyaCave(Siberia) attest that dogs were tamed by more than 33,000 years ago. Researchers from theUniversityofArizona, after having dated them with radioactive carbon, came to…

LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

On the occasion of London 2012 Olympic Games, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamps issue “London 2012 Olympic Games”, a joyful moment for philatelists and sports fans. At the 117th session of the International Olympic Committee held in July 2005 in Singapore, London was elected as the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad. It took four rounds of voting for…

WATERFOWL

41 years ago inIran, on the coast of the Caspian Sea, in the town of Ramsar, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat was signed on February 2nd and it was ratified by Romania in 1991. The document is one of the first large international conventions relating to the preservation of the world natural heritage. Starting with 1997, the World…

FISHES

The aquatic environment is a subject that has permanently aroused and incited the curiosity and imagination, no matter if it is taken into consideration a scientific, sportive approach or as an original and decorative natural element. It is a complex and rather difficult to access environment, always accompanied by some mystery and a push for adventure, often challenging people’s ambition. There are a lot…