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Historical mills in the National Village Museum in Bucharest
historical energy landscapes

The National Village Museum in Bucharest hosts 3 windmills from Dobrogea region and two watermills from Banat region, all showing the romantic of this rural landscape.

Historical windmills Dobrogea landscape
Maria Bostenaru 2018 / CC BY
Historical windmills Dobrogea landscape
Dobrogea is a region in Romania most rich in contemporary windmill landscapes. But historical windmills existed in the Tulcea county, the county which includes also the Danube Delta biosphere reserve since centuries. The National Village Museum in Bucharest hosts three of them, from the first half of the 19th century (2) and from the second half of the 19th century respectively.

We reported on the historical watermills from Eftimie Murgu village on Rudariei valley earlier on, historical watermills conserved in situ. Similar watermills from Caras-Severin county, in Banat, are also conserved in the museum.

The windmills are grouped on the lakeside with peasant houses from the same region forming a unitary landscape.

Actually one of the largest open air museums in the world, the ASTRA museum in Sibiu, Romania, displays a whole sector of historical mills, including wind and water mills. One of these water mills is depicted on the Romanian 200 lei paper money.

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01. Oct 2018
Reported by Maria BOSTENARU DAN


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