Gain insight into cultural heritage
Professor Vasile Oltean will guide you on a tour of a museum that features the first school in Romania, dating from 1495. While the museum takes its name from the historic school, the museum features other priceless national treasures—the first opera, magazine, newspaper in the nation, as well as hand-painted icons, paintings, documents and more. Oltean is shown here demonstrating the first printing press in Romania, dating from 1556. Yes, it's there and you can see how it worked. He can read from ancient texts and sing from musical notation of centuries past. He is himself a treasure, the source of stories that bring the objects to life. Book lovers, educators, scholars, history enthusiasts will enjoy a visit—kids, too, to see a classroom from the past.
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