THE CHRONOLOGICAL BEGINNING - Chronological description of events starting with The Big Bang
CUCUTENI POTTERY - The "Pre-Cucuteni" culture is considered by the American historian Marija Gimbutas for being the oldest European culture with the pre Indo-European population at its development apogee between 5,000 - 4,000 B.C. "It would have sustained cities. It did start to develop into an urban culture, especially in one area of the Cucuteni civilization which is presently Romania and the western part of the Ukraine. There we have cities of ten to fifteen thousand inhabitants in around 4,000 B.C. So urban development began, but it was truncated."
DECEBAL - King of Dacia (Ancient Romania), his forts and castles mostly located in Orastie Region
THE GETAE - Early Romanian civilization as described by Herodotus and other early historians
HERODOT-Napoleon Bonaparte once said: "History is written by the winner" - and he's right! find here some fairly objective History texts written by the "Father of our History" - Herodot
ROMANIAN MYTHOLOGY -What we know today of what hapened in the past?. Some say: "Who cares about the past?" and I say "You have to know where you come from so you know where you are going".
ROMANTIC LANGUAGES - Brief description of related Romantic Languages.
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS - Famous Latin Hymn attributed to a Dacian Bishop.
- THE GOD OF THE GETAE - Zamolxis (Saitnoxis) was
the Supreme God of the Getae (or Dacians), Thracian people inhabiting
a territory including today's Romania, but also extending farther cast
and northeast. Our only important information concerning this rather enigmatic
deity is the text of Herodotus quoted below. The scholars have interpreted Zamolxis as a Sky-god, a god of the dead, a Mystery-god, etc.