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Crivina


Crivina is on the left bank of the Danube in Romania.

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The complex of Crivina Archaeological sites are located on the true left bank of the Danube, and consist of a bronze age cemetery, and another from the Middle Ages, as well as a Middle Ages settlement well known ot the specialists from the Iron Gates Museum in Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Mehedinti County.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th September 2013


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Here there can still be seen fragments of artefacts from those periods, as well as human bones beside the Danube, left by the specialists as they finish their work on a site.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th September 2013


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Never in the last ten years has the Iron Gates Museum accepted our offer to promote, save, and cooperate with the sites from Mehedinti County, and we have no power to save them ourselves. Artefacts like these will be lost forever once they are washed away in the next flood.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th September 2013







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Adrian visited the site called Crivina 2, an ancient site from the middle ages, not very far from Crivina 1, and also not very far from Crivina village.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 13th June 2011




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There are still a lot of artefacts lying around, including some especially beautiful pottery from Simian village, as well as bricks used as fishing weights for nets, and other ancient pottery.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 13th June 2011




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Since the site is right beside the now higher river, there is a real danger all this will be lost, if the authorities do not protect it.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 13th June 2011




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The Alexis Project team revisited Crivina, on the left bank of the Danube.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 13th June 2011




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Here there is the site of a cemetery from the 13th Century, in the upper part of the site, and a Bronze Age cemetery in the layers below.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 13th June 2011




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Good work on the site was done by a specialist from the Iron Gates Museum, at Drobeta Turnu-Severin, but there are still a lot of artefacts there, in danger from being lost to the waters of the Danube if no one protects them.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 13th June 2011




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Human heads from the 13th Century from the beach of the Danube.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Human heads from the 13th Century from the beach of the Danube.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Human heads from the 13th Century from the beach of the Danube.

Photo and artwork: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Dr Gheorghe shows here the process by which a model of a head is built up from a skull using the process of adding the muscles, ligaments, cartilage and flesh according to the way the human face is constructed.

This is a process which requires and combines his deep knowledge of anatomy with an artistic flair.

He has called this woman "Vasilica".

Photo and artwork: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Pottery artefacts

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th September 2007




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Pottery artefacts - a comparison of objects found at Crivina and at Km 237.

To find two identical pieces, about 50 to 60 km apart from each other means much about trade in the Middle Ages, and may indicate a small pottery factory in the region, possibly midway between the two points. Dr Cornel Balosu presumes that this factory was at Simian.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th September 2007




pots from various regions


These samples indicate the continuity of culture across a very broad region. These similar pots from Cerat, Garla Mare, Ostrovu Mare, Crivina, and Km 937 show how similar the pottery was at one time across the region.



Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th December 2007




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Adrian Gheorghe and Constantin Para looking for artefacts on the Danube beach - and, perhaps, catching some fish for supper!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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A very old fireplace on the Danube's left bank.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Pieces of ancient pottery poking out from the river bank.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Constantin Para pointing to pieces of ancient pottery.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Climbing the bank, looking for artefacts.

Note the unconformity between the overlying light sediments and the darker older sediments.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Crivina is the site of a Bronze Age cemetery, and above it a cemetery from the 13th Century, unprotected and eroded.

This photograph shows human bones from the 13th Century cemetery on the beach.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Pottery on the beach at Crivina, from the Bronze Age cemetery at this point.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Human bones from the 13th Century on the beach at Crivina.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Human skulls on the beach at Crivina.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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The knees of an ancient body sticking out from the bank of the Danube.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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A Bronze Age stone anchor from the Crivina-Tismana-Vrancea beach of the Danube.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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A Bronze Age grinding stone for cereals.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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A piece of pottery from the Bronze Age cemetery of Crivina, on the bank of the Danube.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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A ceramic fishing net weight.




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13th Century pottery fragments.

The fragment on the left looks as though it is an example of slip decoration.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Spinning spindle weight on the left, and a disk of unknown purpose from the beach.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Pottery fragments from Crivina.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Saving ancient pottery from the beach at Crivina.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd December 2007




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An ancient fire place with broken pottery in situ.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd December 2007




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Alina working on the reconstruction of ancient pottery found at Crivina, from the fire place above.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd December 2007




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Another human head in the waters of the Danube, saved by Alina.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd December 2007




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Artefacts from Crivina saved by the Alexis team.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd December 2007




















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This site is to publicise the history and culture of Romania, and displays information from the Alexis Project Association

Alexis Project Filiasi/Romania
RC J/263/230/2007 CIF 21464151
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