A well-deserved slap given to the Romanian School of History by a professor from the University of Edinburgh: “The Romanian authorities ignore 9,000 years of uninterrupted civilization!”
The history of Romania is not known in Western Europe and those who visit it now see the material poverty of today, and by no means its millennial cultural and spiritual richness.
In addition, Hungarian propaganda in the United States is based on the millions of dollars of Mr. Soros, who finances publishing houses and opinions in Bucharest, while in Switzerland I heard from a doctor of history (in Geneva, in June 1999) that Transylvania it also appeared in the 13th century from a French ambassador in Romania (in Lausanne, in November 1998) that the Romanian people disappeared for 1000 years to reappear, miraculously, in the 14th century !!!
However, no one mentions that the oldest writing in Europe was attested archaeologically in 1961, also in Transylvania, in the village of Tartaria, on the river Someş, in Alba County, by Professor Nicolae Vlassa, from the University of Cluj.
Apart from Romania, the Tablets from Tartarus, dated 4,700 BC, went around the Anglo-Saxon world (Colin Renfrew, Marija Gimbutas) and created heated debates all over the globe.
Although Romanians knew how to write 7,000 years ago, this essential detail is not even today, after more than 40 years, known to the Romanian public and does not appear in history textbooks.
What do the “specialists” in Romania tell us?
In 1998, the “History of Romania” (Encyclopedic Publishing House, Bucharest) was published by an academic team under the leadership of an “authority in the field”, Prof. Dr. Mihai Bărbulescu, at the top of the same University (from Cluj), who does not say that Professor Vlassa discovered the Tablets.
On page 15 of this impressive volume, the Tablets of Tartarus are mentioned with the question mark in a very short sentence, without any comment: «In a cult pit from Tartarus, three tablets of clay covered with incised signs (writing?), with analogies in Mesopotamia. »
But Mr. Doesn’t Bărbulescu remember that the Proto-Sumerian writing appears 1000 years later and that the Cycladic, Proto-Greek one, after 3000 years?
Did he forget that metallurgy in Europe also appears in Transylvania, around 3500 BC?
That the Thracians were the first great Indo-European people to enter Europe around 3500 BC, more than two millennia before the Celts, Etruscans, Romans, Germans, or Slavs appeared on the map of Europe?
That the Thracians occupied the whole territory between the Ural and Tatra Mountains from east to west and from the Baltic Sea to the Danube and the Black Sea from north to south?
Also, in the same context, no specialist in the history of Romania draws attention to another primordial “detail”, namely that the Thracian-GETO-Dacian language is thousands of years earlier than Latin (which appears only in the sixth century BC). and that, consequently, the Romanian language is not derived from Latin, because, although from the same family, it exists historically before Latin, so it is a proto-Latin language.
Latin is formed from Etruscan and Greek, which, although both Indo-European, are written in a Phoenician alphabet, widespread in the Mediterranean world of the time. In addition, the Etruscans themselves were a branch of the Celts, descended in the southern Alps around 1200 BC.
In turn, the Celts were a branch of the Thracians who migrated to Western Europe, and were called as such, ie Thracians until the sixth century BC, when they moved from Noricum (Austria) to the Swiss Alps, where they are called Helvetii. .
So many ignored details about the origin, continuity, and the very existence of the Romanian people are thought-provoking.
Who changes and interprets the history of Romania?
In the mosaic of languages and peoples on the map of Europe, the only ones who have a continuity of 9,000 years on the same territory, and a writing of 7,000 years, are the Romanians of today.
Transylvania was not Hungarian and could not be when the ancestors of today’s Hungarians lived in northern Mongolia, a Turkish-Finnish source not only of the Hungarians, but also of the Bulgarians (who invaded Romania and the Byzantine territories south of the Danube in the sixth century), of the Turks and Finns of today.
The Huns entered Europe as far as Paris, Rome and Constantinople under Attila in the 5th century, but retreated to the Urals until the 9th century, when they invaded Pannonia again, a territory then occupied by free Dacians (80%) mixed with Slavs ( 20%).
The GETO-Dacian people and language are thus much older than the Roman and Latin peoples, but the two languages were very similar, and that is why assimilation took place so quickly in a few centuries.
Ovid, a Roman poet exiled to Tomis on the shores of the Black Sea, not only learned Geto-Dacian immediately, but in six months he was already writing lyrics in the language of Zalmoxis!
The invasion of Dacia, in fact ONLY a corridor to the Apuseni Mountains, had as its precise purpose the 14 gold carts that Emperor Trajan (of Iberian origin) took to Rome to restore the emptied treasure of the Empire.
More than 1,000 years after the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453, the tribute paid to the Ottoman sultans will also be in gold, in the form of “techies.”
Also in gold, certain interests are paid in Romania today, after the national treasury of 80 tons of gold was sold at auction in Zurich and bought by the Bank of England.
The 14, not Romanians, but millions of Romanians from outside Romania understand and feel now, better than ever, the meaning of the Transylvanian lyrics “Our mountains carry gold, We beg from gate to gate!”
In the same vein, the Byzantine Empire, which lasted more than 1,000 years (330-1453), while Western Europe slept under the yoke of the Roman Church and illiteracy, is completely unknown in these lands.
European culture and civilization moved from Rome to Constantinople in 330, when Byzantium became the capital of the Roman Empire.
Although the history and language of ancient Greece are studied, the Byzantine Empire is not only completely ignored in European history, but even considered “barbaric” and “uneducated.”
No Swiss historian has been able to give me a single name of Byzantine writer, not even Ana Comnena!
No one here knows the Byzantine culture and civilization, the Orthodox religion (“Orthodox” is a pejorative term in Western languages), and even less the Romanian history and tradition.
The fact that illiteracy did not exist in Byzantium, but existed in Western Europe at the same time, is even more unknown.
The “pagan” academies (Socratic, Pythagorean, Orphic, Druidic, etc.) were all closed in the sixth century, and when universities finally began to appear in the West in the thirteenth century (Oxford, Cambridge, Padua) they were controlled by The Roman Church and studied theology.
Only monks and clergy knew reading and writing, enriched themselves by expropriating lands in favor of monasteries, and took power in all Western countries, through missionaryism and proselytism in the beginning (through terror and the Inquisition later), until the eleventh century, when the last free of the Scandinavian Vikings, falls under the power of Papal Rome.
Meanwhile, the Byzantine culture is preserved and cultivated in the Romanian lands (for example in Putna), which not only maintains its autonomy from the Ottoman Empire, paying it in gold – as usual – but the Romanian voivodes send gold annually to Greece. to support Orthodox monasteries (for example on Mount Athos).
In the West, a short history of Romania appears in 1943, written by Mircea Eliade in English in Lisbon and published in Madrid (“The Romanians, a Concise History”, Stylos, Madrid, 1943), and republished over another 50 years in Romania. (“The Romanians, a Concise History”, Roza Vânturilor, Bucharest, 1992).
While the first serious history of Byzantium appears, also in English, only in 1988 (Lord John Julius Norwich, “A Short History of Byzantium”, Penguin Books, London, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1997).
Despite his good will to rehabilitate the “mysterious” history of the forgotten Byzantine Empire, unfortunately not even Lord John Julius of Oxford University had access to Byzantine texts for the simple reason that he knew neither Greek, nor old, nor new.
Finally, the question arises why nine millennia, archaeologically attested, of uninterrupted civilization on the territory of Romania are ignored not only in Western Europe, but also in Romania? What do Romanian historians do?
What about Romania’s representatives abroad?
Who promotes Romania’s millennial culture?
In 1996, when I went to Bucharest to do research in Thracian mythology, at the Romanian Academy, to my amazement, I was asked why I am interested in Thracians and Geto-Dacians, when this was Ceausescu’s favorite subject, a fact for which the subject must now be totally ignored.
In my turn, I wonder what 50 years of communism matter compared to the 9 millennia of Romanian history?
Author: Prof. Dr. Maria-Luminita Rollé, University of Edinburgh, Academic Consultant in European Mythology / Balkantimes.press