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Jiu River Artefacts



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It is a very hard winter in Romania, but Adrian and Alina went out to the right bank of the Jiu River, at the Balta Manastirii, downstream from the monastery of Gura Motrului, on the border between Gura Motrului village in Mehedinti County, and Bilta village in Dolj County.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th January 2011




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Here there is what the Alexis team calls a middle age site, but in reality it is a place near water, with a few middle ages artefacts which are believed to be from a site in the monastery area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th January 2011




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Although it was too snowy to make a good search, a few artefacts were found.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th January 2011









In the middle of winter, the Alexis team made yet another search in the area of Balta Manastirii, on the right bank of the Jiu River, between Bilta village and the Monastery from Gura Motrului.

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Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th January 2009




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Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th January 2009







In the middle of winter, the Alexis team made a new search in the area of Balta Manastirii, on the right bank of the Jiu River, between Bilta village and the Monastery from Gura Motrului.

As usual, a lot of artefacts were found, possibly from the middle ages. All will be donated to the Oltenia Museum for study by specialists.

After searching the site for a long time, a distance of 1.5 Km along the river bank, the team believes that the real site is in the area of the Monastery. The team has no access to the monastery.

It was a cold, windy and sunny day in the middle of winter.

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Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th January 2009




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Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th January 2009





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On the right side of the Jiu River, half way between Balta Village and Gura Motrului Village, downstream from Gura Motrului Monastery, there is a site which the Alexis Project has been investigating for some time.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 26th December 2008




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In the middle of winter, after a large flow in the Jiu River, the Alexis team is again able to get to the site, to save artefacts found there for the study of Oltenia Museum specialists.

We strongly believe that, not so far from here, perhaps just in the area of the Monastery, there must be an ancient site, being actively eroded by the Jiu River.

The river is still high, but has now gone down in level enough to now make it possible to make discoveries of artefacts reworked by the river after the recent high waters of winter.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 26th December 2008




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Adrian in front of the fast flowing river, looking for artefacts.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 26th December 2008




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Although the weather was very cold, sufficient to freeze shallow pools of water, the team was able to find a number of artefacts.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 26th December 2008





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Piece of brick found on the right bank of the Jiu River, near Bilta Vilage, at the point called "Balta Manastirii". It seems to be like a stamp on the brick, the letter "M" for example, but that is as much as can be gleaned.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th August 2008




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Artefacts found on the right bank of the Jiu River, between Bîlta Village and Gura Motrului Monastery.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 3rd August 2008




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Adrian searching on the right bank of the Jiu River for artefacts.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th July 2008




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A few pieces of bone and pottery found at this time on the right bank of the Jiu River.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th July 2008




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This piece of pottery was found on the right bank of the Jiu, near Bîlta Village, in a place called Balta Mastirii, not far from the monastery Gura Motrului, near which it is believed the artefacts are weathering from the ground and being transported by the river further downstream.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th July 2008










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