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  • Is it time for a Romanian Renaissance?

    on Dec 9, 12 • in Cultural heritage, Neolithic, News, Politics, Romania • with Comments Off on Is it time for a Romanian Renaissance?

    A new cultural age is dawning for Romania, and the West is taking notice “After death, you go on a very long way, that is going up. As you go, little by little, your features change. A dead man is now looking at you through my eyes.” So wrote Mircea Cărtărescu, a Romanian author regularly rumoured to be on the shortlist for the Nobel Prize in literature, aptly reflecting the zeitgeist of a nation coming to terms with its past and gradually dawning on our horizons. In his widely translated work Nostalgia, Cărtărescu reflects on

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  • UNESCO places Romania’s Horezu ceramics on the list of intangible cultural heritage

    on Dec 7, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Pottery, Romania, UNESCO • with Comments Off on UNESCO places Romania’s Horezu ceramics on the list of intangible cultural heritage

    The famous Romanian ceramics of Horezu are now on the Representative List of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, following a decision of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage that met in Paris, on December 6. “Romania now ranks 42nd out of 122 countries, with 31 historical and natural monuments on the UNESCO Heritage List and 3 elements of intangible heritage on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (the Căluşari ritual dance, the Doina song and now the Horezu ceramics), which means that our country

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