The Alexis Project
The Alexis Project is the work of a small group of Romanian people interested in preserving the prehistory, history and culture of their region, and increasing knowledge about their area. It gives valuable insights into this district in the south west of Romania, on the Danube and its tributaries.
This is a panorama of the Jiu River, the lifeblood of the Oltenia Region, and a wonderful resource for the inhabitants.
Photo: Adrian Gheorghe
A team from the section for NATURE of Oltenia Museum and University of Craiova is making a deep research over the area of the Jiu river, near Craiova, also over Baile Ionele lake, as well as the sweet-water lakes near Urzicuta village, the Baboia river, the Eruga river, Cioroiasi village, also over the Bad Valley from Radovan village, helped by Alexis project for a better evaluation of those areas. It is an important cooperation between Alexis Project and the Oltenia Museum, keeping in mind future Eropean Union projects at those locations.
This page is to record information about the culture of Bulgaria, and interesting sites there.
Forgotten Heroes - this page is to honour people who have died, but have not received the recognition they deserve.
This page is to show the strange and unusual things to be found in Romania today.
Old Ada Kaleh - Ada Kaleh was a small island on the Danube populated mostly by Turks that was submerged during the construction of the Iron Gates hydroelectric plant in 1970. The island was about 3 km downstream from Orşova and measured 1750 by 450 metres. The isle of Ada Kaleh is probably the most evocative victim of the Iron Gate dam's construction. A Turkish exclave, it had a mosque and numerous twisting alleys, and was known as a free port and a smuggler's nest.
The New Ada Kaleh on Șimian Island - During the construction of the Iron Gates dam, and before the rising waters flooded Ada Kaleh, some of the structures that were built on the island were relocated to the nearby Şimian Island, including part of the masonry of the fortress' catacombs, the Mosque, the bazaar, Mahmut Pasha's house, the graveyard and various other objects. However, the Ada Kaleh community decided to emigrate to Turkey after the evacuation of the island, instead of re-settling on Şimian Island. Also, a smaller part went to Dobruja, another Romanian territory with a Turkish minority, so the reconstruction of the New Ada Kaleh was never completed.
Recent additions, changes and updates to the Alexis site
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
in a partnership and contract with the Oltenia Museum:
Oltenia Museum Craiova/Romania
Because Oltenia Museum has the ability to verify the scientific importance of this information and because the specialists of Oltenia Museum have made contributions to this site, the copyrights to it are part of Oltenia Museum property.
If you have any photographs or information which would be useful for this site please contact Don Hitchcock
This page last modified Monday, 20th May, 2013 01:10pm
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