Among the remarkable relics exhibited at the “Historical Treasure” exhibition of the National History Museum of Romania, the famous Helmet from Cotofenesti, a gold royal helmet stands out. This masterpiece boasts exceptional archaeological, historical, and artistic value, presenting the best examples of Thraco-Getic toreutics.
In 1962, in Constanța, 13 extraordinary statues were discovered, dating from the 2nd century AD. Fortuna with Pontos made from fine white marble, is one of them, of particular beauty. From her height, the goddess seems to look towards the Black Sea and the god of the sea Portos looks at the goddess as if asking her to give him the luck of a calm and clear sea. This statue was on the 10,000 Ron bill.
Batthyaneum Library is known because it holds a part of the most famous medieval manuscript, the Evangelist of Lorsch, known as the Codex Aureus. This gospel was written in gold letters on fine sheets of parchment, painted in gold, and has ivory covers. The manuscript was made between 778 and 820, during the time of Carol the Great.
Inside the Alba Carolina Citadel from Alba Iulia, Romania, you will find green gardens full of flowers, restaurants and terraces, museums, archeological parks and the two cathedrals that dominate the western part of the fortress, the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Coronation Cathedral.