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the Thinker
 
The Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation
 
The medieval citadel of Ensiala
 
Sf Ioan Casian Monastery
 
Cheile Dobrogei Reservation

Dobrogea is the region located between the Danube and the Black Sea and is also known as Dacia Pontica or Scitia Mior.

It has been inhabited since ancient times ( 5-500-6000 years ), a fact that has been proved by archaelogists with the discovery of two tanagras that depict a man that apperas to be thinking while sitting on a chair( hence its name the Thinker) and a women, most likely his wife. The tanagras are part of the Hamangia culture, a late neolithic culture, which was given its nambe after the village of Hamangia, part of Istria, Dobrogea, nowadays the Baia village, Tulcea county.

In terms of administration, it includes the Tulcea and Constanta counties, havin the Danube Delta as its upper limit, east of the Black Sea and west of the lower Danube.

Here are some landmarks of Dobrogea

The Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation: The Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation : the largest protected area in the country, with a surface of 500335 ha ,and with a special status: Biosphere reservation, Ramsar sit, Unesco World Heritage sit

The medieval citadel of Ensiala: ( Yeni Sale, a turkish term that can be understood as new declaration). The ruines of the citadel are located at a distance of 2 km from the village of Ensiala, on a hill overseeing the Razim and Babadag lakes. As far as we know, it seems that the Genovese where the ones who have built it 700 years ago

The Histria Citadel: Located at a distance of 65 km from Constanta, in the village of Istria, on the shores of the Sinoe lake.

St Casian’s Cave: Located in the proximity of the village of Targusor, it is the place where the proemint theologist of the Byzantin empire, also one of the founders of the monahism, came to live as an ascet. A monk hermitage settled in the cave, a cave that is visited every year by thousands of pilgrims. It has been inhabited since the first century B.C

Sf Ioan Casian Monastery
: Can be found near the village of Targusor, on the Casienilor hills, is in the middle of arheological sites, some of them unexplored, shelters and caves.

The buried church of Istria
: Built in 1857 by the bulgarian villagers. The church is half buried in the ground and has been built with rocks brought from the ancient Histria. It is an unique church in Romania, due to its design.

Orgame-Argamum arhaeological site: A citated located near the village of Jurilovca, on the Dolosman

Romana- Babadag Fortification: Situated at 5 km north of Babadag.

The old lighthouse of Sulina: aBuilt by the ottomans at the begining of the nineteenth- century, it became a museum in 2002. Having a height of 17,34 metres and the shape of a truncated cone, the lighthouse remained at a distance of 2,5 km from the seashore afther the transformation of the coast line. The showrooms located on the ground floor of the museum host documents and photos that ilustrate the history of Sulina during the European Comission of Danube period and also the lifes and achivements of two historical figures of the city: the musical conductor George Georgescu and Eugeniu Botez, also known by his pen name Jean Bart, who was also a maritime commisioner at the begining of this century.

Noviodunum- Idaccea Citadel: Located on the right bank of the Danube, in a place called Pontonul Vechiu, near the city of Isaccea, on the most important crossing point.

Garvan- Dinogetia Citadel: The name of the citadel is mentioned by Ptolomeu, then in Itinerarium Antonini and Notitia Dignitatum, having getic origin.

Murighiol- Halmyris Citadel: Located at about 2,5 km east of the village of Murighiol and about 3 km of Dunavatul de Jos.

Turcoaia- Troesmis Citadel: Can be found in the north-vest of Dobrogea, on the bank of the Macin branch, at about 3 km of the village of Turcoaia.

Macin- Arrubium Citadel: Situated on the teritory of the city of Macin, in the north-west.

Tulcea- Aegyssus Citadel: Situated on the Monumentului Hill, in the eastern part of Tulcea.

Mahmudia- Salsovia Citadel: Located on a cape which has the Sfantu Gheorghe branch at its base,

Slava Rusa- Ibida Citadel: Located at the west limit of the Slava Rusa village, on the bank of the Slava river.

Nufaru- Proslavita Citadel
: Located on the right banks of the Sfantu Gheorghe branch, in the village of Nufaru

Babadag Cetatuie: Located at about 2.5 km NE of the city of Babadag, on the bank of Babadag lake, 30 m left of Tabana creek

Cheile Dobrogei Reservation, is managed by the Romanian Academy and has a total surface of 285 h. It has unique fossil species

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