25 February 2012

County Olt 19th century

            The oldest form of dwelling, of Neolithic origin, the mud, hut was widespread all over Europe in the Middle Ages. Climate, historic, social, economic and cultural causes have determined its existence in southern Romania until the beginning of the 20th century. This one, built around 1800, was brought to the museum in 1949, having been inhabited until one year prior to its transfer. By preserving an ancient building technique, as well as by the environment of life it presents, this mud hut from Drăghniceni village, county Olt as well as the neighbouring one brought from Castranove, county Dolj, are real documents of great historical, social and cultural value.

Muzeul Satului, Bucharest

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