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The Alexis team has a number of projects to benefit the local community, including school visits, guided excursions, and donations to educational institutions, and to improve the knowledge, respect and understanding of Romania's historical past, culture and civilisation, as well as respect for the natural environment and the ethnic traditions of the Romanian people.



Infrastructure of the Alexis Project



New Vehicle
As well as the existing car of the Alexis Project, shown here, a new (second hand) vehicle has now been procured, a similar vehicle to the older one, but with features which will be very useful for the successful running of the Alexis Project.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th November 2013




New Vehicle
Very soon, the 'new' car will start work on the same dream: to make Romania a better known and understood country, as well as a beautiful one!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th November 2013




New Vehicle New Vehicle
But such things do not come cheap. The car itself cost 1700 Euros, the taxes and other expenses were 700 Euroes, and Romanian taxes for the protection of the environment came to 1300 Euros, so the total costs are now (at this point) up to 3700 Euros!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th November 2013








Restoration of a Water Source Part 3



Horse heads spring
In the Romanian language, Stiubei means a water-source discovered somewhere near the foot of a hill in the northern part of OLTENIA, which is usually made by digging a hole to collect fresh water from the water-source. It is usually protected by a wooden tube placed inside the hole and - sometimes, by a wooden structure to protect the water from animals or other dangers.

In the Martalogu valley, in the northern part of Bilta village, there are eleven such water-springs, but only two of them were improved with wooden horse-heads just under their roof. It is very rare to find these today in Oltenia, so we believe that these two from Bilta are the last ones remaining in Oltenia. The symbol of wooden horse-heads has Apotropaic significance. Apotropaic magic (from Greek apotrepein, to ward off : apo-, away + trepein, to turn) is a type of magic intended to 'turn away' harm or evil influences, as in deflecting misfortune or averting the evil eye. These horses with Apotropaic significance are used to protect houses, water sources, and other things. Often we can fiind in Oltenia such symbols just under the roofs of old houses where such wooden beams intended to support the roof are made in a such a way as to resemble the form of a horse-head.
Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th May 2013




Horse heads spring Horse heads spring
Many times, NGO Alexis Project has watched the disappearance of wooden Stiubei from the Bilta valley, lost because of the natural subsidence of the hill behind them, which can destroy them forever.

It was decided to save the front part of one of them, and to make another private project of our NGO, to make a reconstruction of the ancient Stiubei and to improve the cultural site at the Vogna Valley with it, where we have already protected the ruins of a 19th century church, erected a wooden info-point which is a monument to all destroyed churches in the Oltenia area, protected an old 19th century cemetary area, as well as other projects still to come.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th May 2013




Horse heads spring Horse heads spring
Alexandru Gheorghe, a student in Architecture at the University of Bucharest made a draft project of the future reconstructed Stiubei, and Ionut Negut, under our management, made a wooden replica of the Stiubei, which is today already placed in the Vogna area, although there are still improvements to be made, and it needs to be marked as the other projects and artefacts are.

All these projects are made by our NGO with private financial resources and are dedicated to saving, protecting and promoting the Oltenia area cultural Patrimony, a model for our country of Romania.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th May 2013








Restoration of a Water Source Part 2



Horse heads Alexandru Horse heads Alexandru

Near Bilta village there are a lot of water sources, in a valley not so far from the fossils area. Most of those springs come from the 19th century. Most are wooden, hand made, and two of them which are now destroyed were decorated with horse heads, a former tradition in Oltenia, rare today.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 9th May 2013




Horse heads Alexandru
One of the most beautiful was found broken, so it was decided to save part of it and try to make a reconstruction, to be put in the Vogna valley cultural site, to complete the other displays there. Here we can see Alexandru making a draft of the project, using the saved piece as a model, in a house in Bilta village.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 9th May 2013




Horse head drawing







This is the completed drawing by Alexandru.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 9th May 2013








Restoration of a Water Source



Horse heads spring Horse heads spring

Around Bilta village, between the hills on the right bank of the Jiu River, there are a lot of springs, a few of them very old, from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th April 2013




Horse heads spring Horse heads spring

There are only two water springs with wooden surrounds protected by horse heads, in the ancient Romanian tradition, which is a very rare occurrence over the whole Oltenia area, watched over by the Alexis NGO for their protection.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th April 2013




Horse heads spring

One of these was already destroyed by moisture and by ground pressure, so it was decided to save the most important part of it, to make a reconstruction of it, and to show it at the Vogna cultural site, making it more accessible for all.

In this way, the Vogna cultural site will be improved with the addition of another important part of our past. Restoration will not be easy, but high hopes are entertained for the successful completion of this project.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th April 2013











library donation

Having in mind the wellbeing of the local community, NGO Alexis Project decided to make a donation of about 500 books for the benefit of the local library in Filiasi Town, Dolj County, as can be seen in the image of the letter at left.

Most of these books concern medicine, and will improve the heritage of the library. Because the library has about 60 000 books, Alexis is working, in cooperation with the manager of the library to add to these books another 20 000 virtual books, donated also by NGO Alexis Project, from all kinds of domains, to be read by anyone, using the computers of the library.

If important people from this little town can accept donations like this to be made, step-by-step the comunity will certainly improve its cultural level.

This is not the first donation of our NGO. Others include:

• a digital camera donated to the student SARBU Catalin,from Radovan village,Dolj county,studentt in History at the University from Craiova,Dolj county.
• an entire virtual archive of the NGO from ten years ago until today, (about 300 000 pictures and documents, totalling 600Gb) made to the Oltenia Museum, Craiova, Dolj county.
• a good GPS tool for the benefit of the specialists who are working on the site Ulpia Oescus, Gigen, Bulgaria.
• documents about the War of Independence 1877-1878, donated to the Oryahovo Museum, Bulgaria.
• documents, maps, books, movies, medals, flags and other items concerning the War of Independence 1877-1878, donated to the Military Museum of Pleven, Bulgaria.
• books about the war of Independence 1877-1878,donated to the info-point from Grivitsa village, Pleven, Bulgaria.
• over 300 kg of artefacts from the sites Girla Mare, Ostrovu Mare, Cerat, and many others, donated to Oltenia Museum, Craiova, Dolj county.
• others important artefacts rescued (such as the golden aquilla, agricultural dacians tools) donated to Oltenia Museum, Craiova, Dolj county.
• stone-age artefacts and items from the communist period, donated to Gorj Museum, Targu-Jiu, Gorj county.
• movies about the 1877-1878 Independence war,donated to Grivitsa Motel to be promoted there for the benefit of tourists.
• thematic books about historical heritage (SOS patrimoniul Olteniei) donated to the Mayor of Goiesti, Urzicuta and others, Dolj county, Gorj Museum, Gorj county.
• artefacts from ethnography(topila,cin,potteries),donated to the Oltenia Museum,Craiova,Dolj county,section for ethnography.
• and many,many others.

It is our duty to give importance to anyone who is involved in the historical and cultural heritage of the romanian people.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th December 2012









The Alexis Project has a contract with the main school in the large village of Bradesti, Scoala cu clasele I-VIII Ioan Grecescu, half way between Filiaşi and Craiova, to improve the knowledge, respect and understanding of Romania's historical past, culture and civilisation, as well as respect for the natural environment and the ethnic traditions of the Romanian people.

School Visit

The school in the main village of Bradesti, the location for our project.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th April 2008




School Visit School Visit

In these images, Dr Gheorghe talks to the pupils from 8th class, aged about 15, in the presence of the general manager of the school and two other teachers about the Alexis Project - the story of Irinel the Hawk, the time line of Racari (Racarii de Jos is a part of the large village of Bradesti) and also about the apotropaic function of horse heads, as well as some information about the Roman fortification at Racarii de Jos, and the fossiliferous site of Meteu, another small village, but also part of the main village of Bradesti.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th April 2008




School Visit School Visit

In these images from the discussion with the 7th class, aged about 14, in the presence of the history teacher and the general manager of the school, Adrian tells the pupils the story of the Racari time line, the Castrum/fortification from Racarii de Jos and also stories about the fossiliferous site from Meteu, as well as the Verbicioara culture, typified by the Tri-Kule fortress.

The pupils were happy to hear these stories from Adrian and Alina, and asked a lot of questions about the activity of the Alexis Project. They looked forward to our showing them artefacts and taking them on trips to see the sites in their natural environments, and to see these historical items.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th April 2008





Second Visit to Scoala Ioan Grecescu

School Visit II
Dr Gheorghe went again to the Bradesti School with Amelia Negutz, Vice-President of Alexis and also the Chief Nurse of Dr Gheorghe's Filiaşi medical unit.

There were only fifteen students in attendance because of a religious celebration, but all of them, from age 12 to 15 came to the history lesson.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th April 2008




Dr Gheorghe's presentation this time included


School Visit II
The students were fascinated by the story of arrows, starting with flint arrows, then bronze and iron arrows, from the earliest times, through the Roman occupation, until the migration of the Eastern peoples.

In 271 Emperor Aurelian withdrew the Roman forces south of the Danube because he was unable to withstand the Goth invasion, leaving the Romanised peasants in their villages. Several waves of invaders came through Romania, including the Goths, the Huns, the Avars, the Slavs, the Bulgars, the Hungarians and the Tartars. The Romanian villages absorbed the invaders, and assimilated them.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th April 2008




From http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Balkans/00000035.htm:
'The Romanians are living to-day where fifteen centuries ago their ancestors were living. The possession of the regions on the Lower Danube passed from one nation to another, but none endangered the Romanian nation as a national entity. "The water passes, the stones remain"; the hordes of the migration period, detached from their native soil, disappeared as mist before the sun. But the Roman element bent their heads while the storm passed over them, clinging to the old places until the advent of happier days, when they were able to stand up and stretch their limbs.'(Traugott Tamm, Ueber den Ursprung der Rumaenen,, Bonn, 1891.)


School Visit II

It was very interesting to present to the pupils the history of jewellery, starting with the Stone Age, through the Greek and Roman fashions.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th April 2008




School Visit II

This is an important education method, called "Touch-taste-smell". Here Dr Gheorghe put several arrow heads of different types into the students hands, so that they could easily feel the difference in the warmth and weight and texture of the many different types of arrow heads.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th April 2008




School Visit II
It was a huge and very welcome surprise for Dr Gheorghe when at the end of the lesson, many teachers from the school staff asked the Alexis group to present the lesson again at a time when all the students would be present to gain a benefit from it.

It is wonderful that the General Manager of the school is in very good cooperation with the team, so that we can organise many projects for the future, such as to take the pupils to the main archaeological sites of Oltenia, to the main museums of Oltenia, and to make a small museum in the school.

As Dr Gheorghe says, an important target of the group is "Make your dreams come true!"

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th April 2008







Third Visit to Scoala Ioan Grecescu



On the 22nd May 2008, Adrian Gheorghe and Amelia Negutz went again to the main school in Bradesti, for a meeting with students from the 8th class, on the Alexis Project. Here, in the presence of the Geography teacher, they spent an hour presenting a lot of information about fossils and natural monuments from the Bradesti area.

School Visit III
O noua « lectie » incepe chiar acum, cu elevii clasei a VIII-a, in prezenta profesoarei lor de Geografie, de data aceasta o « lectie » despre fosilele din zona lor si protectia monumentelor naturale. Dar, pentru inceput, trebuie prezentate elevilor o multime de date istorice si povesti istorice, cum ar fi « povestea inelului », povestea « mersului pe partea stinga a drumului in Anglia », deasemenea istoria Daxiei Felix din timpurile romane in Dacia, si multe-multe altele la fel…

The start of a new lesson, with the 8th grade students and their Geography teacher, this time a lesson about fossils in their area and the protection of natural monuments. At first, however, it is necessary to tell the students a lot of interesting data from history, and historical tales such as "The story of the Ring" and the story of "Walking on the left side of the road in England", as well as the story of Dacia Felix from ancient Roman times in Dacia, and many other similar stories.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 22nd May 2008




School Visit III
Este foarte important pentru noi sa fim asistati de profesori in timpul proiectului, deoarece noi lucram aici cu elevi si numai porfesorii stiu cel mai bine cum sa ne sprijine in aceasta actiune. Unul dintre cei mai importanti profesori din scoala Bradesti este aceasta profesoara de Geografie, prezenta tot timpul pe durata « lectiilor » noastre aici…

It is very important for us to be assisted by teachers during our project, because we work with students, and only the teachers know best how to help us with this endeavour. One of the most important teachers of Bradesti school is this Geography teacher, present at all times, during our “lessons”

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 22nd May 2008




School Visit III
Credem cu tarie ca trebuie sa avem o munca interactiva in timpul proiectelor scolare, trebuie sa fim parte a comunitatii aici, nu « profesori » si sa lucram cu elevii ca si cu fii nostril, fratii nostril, sa le dam informatii, nu « lectii », sa le dam intreaga libertate de a allege drumul lor propriu in viata, mai tirziu. Chiar in timpul « lectiei » am avut o idee, sa le dau premii pentru raspunsurile bune la intrebarile noastre istorice, dar, deoarece de data aceasta nu am avut carti sau dulciuri, am dorit sa le dau ca premiu ceva bani (cam zece euro, in total) si data viitoare premii ca dulciuri si carti sau altceva.

Dar, una dintre cele mai bune eleve din clasa, o fata minunata, mi-a spus ca ea invata numai pentru a avea cunostinte, nu pentru a cistiga bani, asa ca banii nostri au fost donati pentru fondul clasei, dupa cum a spus profesoara. Aceata « generatie urmatoare » este mai buna ca a noastra,trebuie sa avem grija de ei, sa le acordam to ajutorul si prezenta noastra, pentru un viitor mai bun. Suntem fericiti, deoarece proicetul nostru incepe sa implice elevii si profesorii in derularea sa. In viitor vom face alte actiuni, ca excursii in situri si monumente naturale, si altele de acest fel.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 22nd May 2008



We strongly believe that there must be interaction during the school project, so the team must be part of the community here, not a “teacher”, and we need to work with pupils like our children and siblings, to give them information, not “lessons” as such. They should be given entire freedom to choose their own road in life later.

Dr Gheorghe had the idea to give prizes for good answers when historical questions were asked, but because at this time he did not have books or candies for prizes, he wanted to give money, about ten Euros in all.

But one of the best students in the class told him that she learns only to gain knowledge, not money, so his prizemoney was donated for the class fund, as suggested by the teachers. Dr Gheorghe writes:

"This “next generation” is better than ours, so we must be very careful with them, to give them all our help for a better future. We are so happy, because our project begins to involve pupils and teachers with it. In the future we will make other activities such as trips to sites and to natural monuments and other suitable things."

School Visit III
Aici, prezint elevilor citeva exemplare de fosile din Bilta, Meteu si altele si le-am lasat lor sa le pastreze, deoarece cred cu tarie ca un foarte bun mod de a lucra cu elevii este bazat pe proiectul meu favorit: « atinge –gusta –miroase ».

Here Dr Gheorghe presents to the students a few samples of fossils from Bilta, Meteu and others for them to keep, because he strongly believes that a very good way of working with students is based on his favourite teaching method: “touch-smell-taste”.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 22nd May 2008




School Visit III
In ultima parte, am prezentat elevilor a mica parte dintr-un os de mamut, pentru o mai buna cunoastere in viitor despre cum arata o fosila, si am sfatuit copiii ca,ori cite ori vor gasi o fosila, sa anunte profesorii sau muzeul, pentru a fi protejata de catre specialisti, cit mai curind posibil…

Towards the end of the lesson, Dr Gheorghe presented to the students a small part of a mammoth bone, to promote a better understanding in the future, and he advised students who found a fossil to tell their teachers or the museums, so that the fossils can be protected by specialists as soon as possible…

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 22nd May 2008







Fourth Visit to Scoala Ioan Grecescu



On the 29th May 2008, Adrian Gheorghe and Amelia Negutz went again to the main school in Bradesti, to make another step in the School Education Project.

School Visit IV
Ca de obicei,am inceput “lectia” noastra cu alt subiect (pentru astazi: ISTORIA OLARITULUI). Deasemenea, avem cu noi citeva « replici » referitoare la epoca pietrei, perioada romana si din evul mediu, pentru a fi utilizate ca bune exemplificari in prezentarea noastra. Deasemenea, avem citeva premii (ciocolate) pentru cele mai bune raspunsuri la intrebarile noastre… Am desenat ceva ca o “scara” pe tabla, incepind cu cele mai vechi timpuri (peste 300 000 ani in urma) apoi epoca de piatra, de bronz, evul mediu, contemporana si… viitorul. Pas cu pas, am urcat, impreuna cu elevii “scara”, intrebindu-i, vorbindu-le, aratindu-le si-desigur_iubindu-i ca pe copiii nostri!

As usual, we start our lesson with another subject, today "The History of Pottery". As well, we had a few replicas of stone age pottery, some from the Roman times as well as some from the Middle Ages period, to be samples for the presentation. We also had a few chocolate prizes for the best answers to the questions. We made something like "stairs" on the table, starting with very ancient times, over 300 000 years ago, then the stone age, bronze age, middle age, today and the future. Step by step, we climb these stairs together with the pupils, asking questions, talking to them, showing them, and loving them as our own children.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th May 2008




School Visit IV
Fiecare exemplu a fost prezentat in detaliu, ca un… mister al mintii omenesti, foarte creativa si minunata minte, cea mai buna din Univers, facuta dupa cea a lui Dumnezeu si aratind ca si a Lui!

Every sample was presented with its details, like a... mystery of the human brain, a very creative one, a wonderful one, the best in the Universe, made after God's mind and looking just like him!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th May 2008




School Visit IV
Trecind pe la fiecare elev, aratind fiecaruia replicile, acesta este-credem noi-cea mai buna cale de a fin conectat la mintea si…inima lor! Astfel, arata fiecaruia, munceste cu fiecare, tine conectat pe fiecare cu subiectul, cel mai bun drum spre un invatamint de calitate!

Passing the objects to every student, showing every one the replicas, this is, we believe, the best way to forge a connection between our minds and our hearts. So, show to every one, work with every one, keep every one thinking about the subject, this is the best way for a quality education!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th May 2008




School Visit IV
Pirviti, va rog, acesti copii minunati, dornici de noutati, ce superba « generatie urmatoare » avem in Romania! Trebuie doar sa fim linga ei, trebuie sa facem totul pentru ei, si viitorul va fi al nostru!

Look at these wonderful children, please, very hungry for information, what a wonderful "next generation" we have in Romania! We must be near to them, do everything we can for them, and the future will be ours!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th May 2008




School Visit IV
In prezenta profesorului de istorie, foarte implicat in proiectul nostru, am ramas chiar si dupa “ora de clasa” in mijlocul elevilor si-in final-le-am daruit un alt premiu:o replica dupa o piesa de ceramica romana, pentru cel mai bun raspuns al zilei.

Ne vom intoarce, este proiectul nostru, este visul nostru, este inima noastra-aici!


In the presence of the History teacher, who is very involved in our project, we stayed even after our "class hour" in the middle of the students, and finally we gave them another prize: a replica of Roman pottery for the best answer of the day!

We will come back, it is our project, it is our dream, it is here in our heart!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 29th May 2008









Fifth Visit to Scoala Ioan Grecescu



On the 18th June 2008, Adrian Gheorghe and his son Alexandru Gheorghe went to the main school in Bradesti, to make another step in the School Education Project. This time they took the students on a small visit to some sites in the Jiu Valley, in the general area of Bîlta village.

School Visit V
Primul pas este in situl arheologic din Bradesti-Racarii de Jos, la castrul roman de aici. Am petrecut citeva momente aici, sa reamintim tinerei generatii vremurile de altadata ale stramosilor, nevoia de a le proteja memoria si de a invata de la ei sa reconstruim viitorul poporului nostru…

The first stop was at the archaeological site of Bradesti-Racarii de Jos, at the Roman's castrum there. We spent a few moments here to remind the young generation of the ancient times of our ancestors, the need to protect their memories and to learn from them to rebuild the future of our people.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
Apoi, in mijlocul micului sat Schitu, din Bralostita, am facut un popas linga un izvor din sat, sa invatam mai multe despre podurile peste riul Styx ale vechilor greci, deasemenea crucile de lemn care reamintesc persoanele disparate si le pastreaza viata si memoria, dupa moarte…

Next, in the middle of the small village Schitu, near Bralostita, we made a stop near a water spring of the village, to learn something about the bridges over the Styx river, a story from the ancient Greeks, also we discussed the wooden crosses to remember the dead and to keep their life and memory alive, after death…

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
In mijlocul satului Bîlta, facem o vizita la fintina de aici, ctitorita de boierul Dimitrie Filisanu, proprietarul terenurilor de aici, reconstruita azi, in acelasi loc…

In the middle of Bîlta village, we made a visit to the water spring there, made by Dimitrie Filishano,the owner of this land, renovated and re-constructed today on the same place.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
In valea izvoarelor, din satul Bîlta, Adrian prezinta elevilor si profesorilor vechile izvoare de aici, capetele de cai din lemn care protejeaza izvoarele. Este un fapt deosebit ca unul dimntre elevi a observat acelasi lucru ca mine: capetele de cai din lemn NU au ochi!!! O stfel de problema trebuie rezolvata cu ajutorul specialistilor de la Muzeul Olteniei.

In the valley of the springs from Bîlta village, Adrian shows the pupils and teachers the old spring-waters from there, and the wooden horse-heads which protect those sources. It was an amazing fact that one of the pupils pointed to the same problem I did: all those horse-heads have NO eyes!!! A problem like this must be solved here, with the important help of the specialists from Oltenia Museum.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
In valea fosilelor, elevii pot vedea principalul site fosilifer din area Bîltii, deasemenea minunatul peisaj de aici!

In the valley of the fossils, the pupils were able to see the main fossiliferous site from the Bîlta area, also the wonderful landscape here!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
Tocmai in drumul principal din valea izvoarelor, din satul Bîlta, Adrian prezinta elevilor o scurta istorie a gardului, ca un “time-line”, precum primele garduri (cele mai vechi) facute numai din crengi, apoi garduri facute din pari de lemn si-in final-cele din piatra sau beton…

On the main road from the valley of the springs, in Bîlta village, Adrian presents to the pupils a short history of the fence, in a time-line, from the first fences, made only by branches, then the fence made from wooden sticks and - finally - the fence made from stone or concrete.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
Un popas linga puntea din lemn de la Bîlta, peste riul Jiu, foarte intersanta pentru turistii nostril, peste 60 de ani vechime si-inca in folosinta, azi!

We stopped on the wooden foot-bridge from Bilta, over the Jiu river, very interesting for our tourists; the bridge is over 60 years old and still in use today!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
Suntem aici la minastirea Gura Motrului, judetul Mehedinti, foarte important monument istoric, secolul XVI, azi aflat in reconstructie!

Here we are at the monastery of Gura Motrului, Mehedinti county, a very important historical monument from the 16th century, now in the process of reconstruction.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
Ultimul obiectiv pentru excursia noastra, azi, este monumental de la "trei judete", chiar pe malul Jiului, din perioada regelui Carol I al Romaniei, chiar daca azi este aprope distrus!

The last stop for our trip today is the "Three Counties" monument, just near the banks of the Jiu River, from the time of King Carol I of Romania, even though it is uncared for and almost abandoned now!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008




School Visit V
La revedere, ne revedem in curind!

Goodbye, see you next time, soon!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 18th June 2008







School Visit November 2009

On the 2nd November 2009, Adrian went again to the Bradesti School to talk about his discoveries, and the history of the region.

School Visit V

Adrian shows the 7th Class students a replica of a Gladius, an ancient Roman sword.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd November 2009




School Visit V

Adrian puts an ancient Roman helmet on his head, to show the students a part of military equipment from ancient times.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd November 2009




School Visit V

Together with the History teacher, Adrian chooses the most important artefacts as samples for the pupils from Bradesti School to study.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd November 2009




School Visit V

The History teacher, and the General Manager of the school were fascinated by Adrian's wonderful stories.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd November 2009




School Visit V

The most important part of the lesson is to have rapport with the students, to establish a connection with their young minds, and it was wonderful to see how eager they were to ask and to answer questions.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd November 2009







Scaesti Cultural House Project

We found at Scaesti a very rare phenomenon in our country: a cultural house, with a young girl as manager, who is a graduate in history, who has opened the house for children from the village with workshops in painting, sculpture, music, computers and other things.

We want to make a project with these children, who are also students from Bradesti.

Cultural House Scaesti


General view of the cultural house at Scaiesti.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd September 2008



Cultural House Scaesti


Children working on PC games inside the cultural house at Scaiesti. We strongly believe that children are our future, and it is our duty to do everything we can to improve their minds as Europeans.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd September 2008



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A few samples of the pottery works created by the children from Scaesti, a promising start for the new Alexis Project about the Scaesti children.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th September 2008



Cultural House Scaesti
Students at the Cultural House enjoy a wide range of activities.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th September 2008



Cultural House Scaesti


The young General Manager from the Cultural House of Scaesti, Sipeanu Liliana-Florina, is a graduate in History. She is shown here in the middle of the children working on PC games and others activities.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 12th September 2008



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Cultural House Scaesti

Today the Alexis Project team made another step towards a new project at the Scaesti school, an educational one, concerning the values of culture and civilisation in our Oltenia region, with the help of the General Manager of the Cultural House, Miss Sipeanu Liliana-Florentina.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th September 2008



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We presented to the students many samples of ancient pottery, and brought ancient clay from the site of Cioroiu Nou to make, in the future, ancient pottery such as we showed them.

The team also presented to the children fossiliferous samples from the Oltenia area, and told them a lot of ancient tales about Romans, Greeks, and their Gods.

It is wonderful what things can be done with little time and money, but with the power of the Alexis team
- We do care!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th September 2008



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Cultural House Scaesti

The Alexis Project made a small donation of electronic equipment to the Scaesti Cultural house, to be used by the children in their informatics courses. More projects are scheduled in the future, because the Alexis Project does care!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th October 2008









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Alexis Project Filiasi/Romania
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