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Dolj County Historical Sites



Almăj Village

Almăj Village

Almăj is a community half way between Craiova and Filiasi, hidden inside the hills along the Jiu River valley. Here, the stone cross saved by the Alexis Project about five years ago, is still kept in the mud, wet and dirty, by the local authorities, even though it is a historical monument.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 25th February 2013




Almăj Village Almăj Village

Also, in the back yard of a local school building there is a hill, running down to the field around the village, where there was a Bronze Age site, also a historical monument, destroyed by the passing of time and the neglect by local authorities. The site is unmarked, unprotected, covered with rubbish, already dead.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 25th February 2013




Almăj Village

The local church, another historical monument, is in good condition, marked, protected and restored.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 25th February 2013




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But, the most important mystery for us is the Cula Barbu-Poenaru of Almăj, which seems to be in connection with the local school building, renovated so well that…we do not know where is/was the old historical building monument…

Culas, or Manors (fortified houses), were the buildings owned by landowners to protect themselves from armed detachments of Turkish incursions in the 18th - 19th Centuries. Cula were a sign of belonging to the class of large landowners. Cula Poenaru has been maintained for the last 20 years, by works funded by local government funds. The Cula is listed as a National Cultural Heritage Site.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 25th February 2013







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Almăj Village Almăj Village
The sites at Almăj Village are behind the village school, on top of a hill, flanked by the school building and a nearby water source.

Altitude 156 metres, 44.44702N 23.70525E.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 3rd November 2008




In the official list, here are the historic monuments catalog numbers:

1/DJ-lsB-07868 **** 2/DJ-lsB-07868.01 **** 3/DJ-lsB-07868

It is absurd, but often met with, that in the catalog the site is counted twice, first as the archaeological site, and then on another catalog as a site with a historical ranking.

For example, at Almăj there are only two sites, but the first of the catalog numbers above refers only to the archaeological site, with no other information, which artificially inflates the number of historical monuments of all kinds on the list.

We have reports that a mobile phone company wants to install a transmission tower on the site, with the agreement of the local authorities, but without consultation with the specialists charged with the protection of sites.

Siturile sunt plasate in spatele scolii genrale din comuna ALMAJ, pe un bot de deal, flancat de cladirea scolii si o fintina din apropiere

PGN A=156 metri N= 44.44702 E=23.70525

In lista oficiala, aici se afla monumentele istorice:

1/DJ-l-s-B-07868 **** 2/DJ-l-s-B-07868.01 **** 3/DJ-l-s-B-07868

Este absurd, dar des intilnit faptul ca in lista oficiala acelasi sit este numarat de doua ori, respectiv ca sit arheologic si abia apoi,cu alt numar de registru drept clasare istorica.

Spre exemplu,la ALMAJ sunt doar doua situri,dar prima clasare face referire doar la termenul general de sit arheologic, fara alta nominalizare,ceea ce incarca artificial numarul de monumente istorice din lista.

Avem semnalari ca o companie de telefonie mobila doreste sa instaleze un releu de transmisiune chiar pe sit, cu acordul autoritatilor locale,dara fara avizul specialistilor in protectia siturilor.

Situl este nemarcat si neprotejat,cu acces liber pentru persoanele neautorizate.

S-au indeplinit exigentele caietului de sarcini.



Foisor Village

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Foisor Village
Near the small village of Foisor, was found a new bronze age site, centred on an ancient tomb known as a Tumul. This new site will be protected and registered as a historical monument by the specialists from the Oltenia Museum.

Altitude 146 metres, 44.11152N 23.84905E

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 1st November 2008




Bazdana Cetate


Bazdana Village Bazdana Village Bazdana Village


Bazdana Village Bazdana Village
In Bazdana there are four historical monuments in the official list, catalogued as

6/Dj-ls-A07871, settlement. The GPS values for this site are:

Altitude 147m, 44.14175N 23.83494E which is a very damaged site, unmarked and neglected.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 1st November 2008




Bazdana Village Bazdana Village Bazdana Village


Bazdana Village Bazdana Village
The other three sites for Bazdana are overlapping, in the location Cucuioava, listed as follows: 7/Dj-l-s-A07872, 8/Dj-l-m-A07872.01 and 9/Dj-lm-A07872.02

The GPS readings are Altitude 144m, 44.15215N 23.82868E.

These sites are located at the top of a hill near the village, which is on private property, and covered with either weeds or agricultural works. Archaeological traces of the old Săpături (excavations) can be identified.

The sites are unmarked, unprotected and subject to deterioration through normal activities.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 1st November 2008




1. BAZDANA, sunt 4 monumente istorice din lista oficiala astfel : 6/Dj-l-s-A07871, asezare. PGN alt. -147m; N-44.14175; E-23.83494, localizat in punctul la cetate intr-o vie privata, sit profund deteriorat, nemarcat si neingrijit.

S-au efectuat masurile prevazute in caietul de sarcini. Urmatoarele 3 situri de la Bazdana se afla suprapuse in locatia Cucuioava astfel:

7/Dj-l-s-A07872;

8/Dj-l-m-A07872.01;

9/Dj-l-m-A07872.02;PGN alt.-144m;N-44.15215;E-23.82868. Aceste situri sunt plasate in culmea unui deal in vecinatatea satului, apartine unor proprietati private si colmatate cu vegetatie spontana sau agricola, urmele vechilor sapaturi arheologice putand fi identificate cu greutate.

Siturile sunt nemarcate, neprotejate si supuse deteriorarii prin activitati naturale.

S-au examinat artefacte fara valoare muzeala si s-au indeplinit cerintele caietului de sarcini.


Bistretu Village

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Bistretu Village Bistretu Village
This site is at Bistretu Village, in Dolj county.

GPS values: Altitude 33 metres, 43.89060N, 23.50244E

The site is formed by an ancient church, from the beginning of the 19th Century, and six beautiful stone crosses from the same period as the church.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 30th October 2008










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