Category: romania

Romanian troops entering the Transylvanian tow…

Romanian troops entering the Transylvanian town of Cluj after Transylvania declared its unification with the Kingdom of Romania

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mostly-history: Romanian Revolution (December …

mostly-history:

Romanian Revolution (December 1989):

  1. An
    anti-Communist civilian fighter, armed with a Kalashnikov AK-47,
    chases the supposedly Securitate secret police agents loyal to the
    communist regime.
  2. A group of
    anti-Communist civilian fighters, and a a Romanian soldier supporting
    them, shelter behind an armoured personnel carrier from sniper fire,
    shot by the supposedly Securitate secret police agents.

Queen Marie of Romania wearing the Cartier Sap…

Queen Marie of Romania wearing the Cartier Sapphire Kokoshnik tiara circa 1920’s

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Originally owned by her aunt, the Russian Duchess Vladimir, who used the tiara as payment for passage out of Russia when several family members were killed by Bolsheviks in the early 1910’s. After the Romanian king abdicated in 1947, Marie of Romania traveled in exile from country to country holding onto the tiara along the way. Eventually she made her way to the United States, where in the early 1950’s she sold the tiara to its original creator, Cartier. She used the money to purchase a home and bring her children to America. The largest sapphire weighed 137 carats and is designed in the popular Russian Kokoshnik style.

Moving a 7600 ton apartment building to create…

Moving a 7600 ton apartment building to create a boulevard in Alba Iulia, Romania, 1987

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German troops marching in Romania, 1916.

German troops marching in Romania, 1916.

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Cakes for the soldiers fighting against the Co…

Cakes for the soldiers fighting against the Communist regime in Romania, 1989

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Romanian soldiers and civilians rising up agai…

Romanian soldiers and civilians rising up against the Communist Regime, 1989

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B-24s over Ploiesti, Romania, August 1943. Pai…

B-24s over Ploiesti, Romania, August 1943. Painting by artist Robert McCall

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Baile Tusnad, Romania, 1970s.

Baile Tusnad, Romania, 1970s.

This Helmet Has A Tail

Technically, its a Thracian helmet from the Odrysian Kingdom, between 431 and 424 BCE. But really, does it not look like a tail?