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Mărțișor, included on the UNESCO cultural patrimony list

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UNESCO Committee convened in South Korea has Okayed the inclusion of the Romanian Mărțișor tradition on its world cultural patrimony list. The 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is due in Jeju ...

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The Spectator: A trip to Dracula’s birthplace won’t bleed you dry – an invitation to visit Sighisoara


The British publication ‘The Spectator’ has released a feature on the Romanian city of Sighisoara, inviting the readers to make the trip to the medieval town, to see the 12th century fortified citadel, the evangelical Church on the Hill. “Sighisoara ...

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Sarmizegetusa Regia to be scanned by plane

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The area of the Dacian fortress of Sarmizegetusa Regia will be scanned by plane in order to identify the main archaeological underground objects. According to the local authorities, the identification scan is meant will enable a concrete programme of research ...

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UNESCO includes the traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and R. of Moldova in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


On December 1, Romania’s national day, UNESCO has decided to include in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity the traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship, along with eleven other issues worldwide. “Traditionally, wall carpets produced by weaver communities of ...

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Greenpeace kicks off inventory on the virgin forests in Romania

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Greenpeace volunteers from 11 countries (Romania, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Croatia, Finland, Belgium, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland) have started taking an inventory of one of the few virgin or quasi-virgin forests in Romania in an attempt to warn over ...

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DoubleTree by Hilton opens third hotel in Romania

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DoubleTree by Hilton opens third hotel under this brand in Romania, in the medieval city of Sighisoara, which is also the sixth unit in its portfolio on the local market. The new DoubleTree by Hilton- Cavaler, is joining those 70 ...

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The unsolved mystery of the Bukovina monasteries’ colors


Bukovina’s monasteries, listed on the UNESCO patrimony, are luring tens of thousands of tourists on an annual basis. Their special architecture and obsolete beauty make them so attractive, but it’s their rich coloring value, still preserved after hundreds of years, ...

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30 things that make us proud of Romania


Insulin was discovered by a Romanian. Nicolae Constantin Paulescu (30 October 1869 – 17 July 1931) was a Romanian physiologist, professor of medicine, and politician, the discoverer of pancreine (later called insulin). Although two Canadian scientists were awarded the Nobel ...

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