FACTOID # 7: The top five best educated states are all in the Northeast.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Romanian Atheneum
Enlarge
Ateneul Român

The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian Ateneu Român, definite article form Ateneul Român) in the center of Bucharest, Romania. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and the home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and the home of an annual international music festival also named after George Enescu.


The Romanian Atheneum Society was founded in 1865 by Constantin Esarcu, V.A. Ureche, and Nicolae Creţulescu and raised the money for the building by public subscription. The building was designed by the French architect Albert Galleron, on property that had belonged to the Văcărescu family. The overall style is neoclassical, with some more romantic touches. The ground floor is an ornate conference hall as large as the auditorium above; the auditorium seats 600 in the stalls and another 52 in loge seating. Above the loges is a frieze and a group of 25 frescoes by Costin Petrescu depicting scenes from the history of Romania. [1] (http://www.nouaromanie.ro/redescoperirea%20romaniei_files/ateneul%20roman.htm) In front, there is a statue of Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu.


On December 29, 1919, the Atheneum was the site of the conference of leading Romanians who voted to ratify the unification of Bessarabia, Transylvania, and Bucovina with the Wallachia and Moldavia to constitute Greater Romania.


External links

Enlarge
Another view of the Atheneum
  • 1992 reconstruction work (http://www.constructiv.ro/arhiva/2003/06_iunie/curent_cuprins1.html) (in Romanian) includes an excellent image of the inside of the dome during construction.
  • Page about the Romanian Athenaeum (http://www.nouaromanie.ro/redescoperirea%20romaniei_files/ateneul%20roman.htm) (in Romanian) provides a detailed description of the scenes from Romanian history portrayed in the frescoes of the Atheneum.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Romanian Athenaeum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (305 words)
The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.
The Romanian Atheneum Society was founded in 1865 by Constantin Esarcu, V. Ureche, and Nicolae Creţulescu.
On December 29, 1919, the Atheneum was the site of the conference of leading Romanians who voted to ratify the unification of Bessarabia, Transylvania, and Bucovina with the Wallachia and Moldavia to constitute Greater Romania.
Romanian leu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1922 words)
While Moldova was a province of Romania (1918-1940), the Romanian leu circulated in that area.
The earliest documented currency in the Romanian territory was an 8-gram silver drachma, issued by the Greek polis (πολις, city) Histria (in the region that is now the Dobrogea) in the year 480 BC.
The Romanian leu briefly held the dubious distinction of being the world's least valued currency unit, from January (when the Turkish lira dropped six zeros) to July 2005.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m