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Matera: European City of Culture 2019

Updated: Jan 17, 2019

From the 9th -12th December 2018 the Italian City of Matera, will host an extraordinary cultural event pre launching the city as the 2019 International City of Culture.

As Romania is celebrating 100 years from the Great Union, the President of the Maria Nobrega Foundation and President of ITKI, Elizabeth Nobrega Tsakiroglou, has invited the Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Geology, from the University Al.I.Cuza Iasi, Romania, Professor Doctor Adrian Grozavu and the Assistant Professor Doctor, Mihai Niculita, to present a lecture regarding Romanian geographical, geological and archeological heritage. The lecture will present one of the oldest civilizations on Earth.  Dated from 6000 BC, the Cucuteni–Trypillia culture represented a sophisticated form of ancient life. The culture of 'Cucuteni' was named after the village in Iasi, Romania, where the firsts archeological objects were found in 1454.

The University Al. I. Cuza Iasi founded in 1860 by the Prince of Moldavia and Wallachia, later the Ruler of the Romanian Principalities, Alexandru Ioan Cuza.

The Cucuteni–Trypillia culture is one of the most important in the world and predates the civilizations from Sumer and Ancient Egypt. The Maria Nobrega Foundation wishes to bring more attention to this culture and its mysterious Neolithic people.


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