Basarabia sovietică, NKVD și investigarea profanării portretului lui Hitler

Distrugerea sau profanarea portretelor liderilor din Uniunea Sovietică atârnate în locuri publice a fost considerată o crimă gravă. Un caz foarte diferit a avut loc în Basarabia sovietică în anul 1940, imediat după anexarea regiunii de către URSS, când un localnic a îndrăznit să ardă drapelul Germaniei naziste și să distrugă portretul lui Adolf Hitler….

The Myth of the Holy Crown of Hungary

In the Hungarian Constitution adopted in 2011 it is said that the Hungarian nation “boasts … the holy King Stephen, who created the Hungarian state … and became part of the Christian Europe” and “honors the Holy Crown, which symbolizes the constitutional continuity of statehood and unity of the nation. ” The mentioned crown is…

1755 Corsican Constitution already granted women the right to vote

If French women vote for the first time in the municipal elections of April 29, 1945, history also holds that Pasquale Paoli, during the drafting of the Corsican Constitution, already granted the right to civic expression to Corsican women , almost two centuries ago. The Corsican Constitution of 1755 made Corsica the first modern democratic…

7 Facts about the origins of women’s rights

Partial suffrage was first received by women of New Zealand. In 1893 they were allowed to vote, but not elected (this right they achieved in 1919). The key figure of New Zealand suffrage was the Englishwoman Kate Sheppard. Her image today can be seen on a ten-dollar bill of the country. The United Kingdom and…

Colonial Italian villages in Libya. 1934 – 1939

Libya has been under Italian rule since 1911, when it was conquered in the war with the Ottoman Empire. From then until the Second World War, the Italians moved to Libya and were then under the protectorate of the Kingdom of Italy. The development of the region under the Italian administration was different, being conditioned…

The General Exhibition of Bessarabia from 1925

Neoromanian architecture and art déco at the General Exhibition and Sample Fair in Chișinău, 1925 During the interbellum, Romania was evolving in the architectural domaine, having a great number of skilled architects who would build palaces and social buildings, as the other European countries used to do. In the 1920s, the neoromanian and neobrîncovenian architectural…

Demolished American Monumental Buildings

The Bunget Arts & Culture proposes to look at these American monumental buildings that have been demolished to make space for younger ones. The phenomenon of demolishing buildings with impeccable architecture to replace them with new ones with more glass and steel is common to many countries around the world. Europe suffered from such demolitions,…

Why a bicycle is the best city transport of all time? We explain!

The bicycle has to become priority personal transport for a city and cars have to leave the city center. The convenience of the bicycle is always in doubt. Unfortunately, many people have become accustomed to the comfort of the car, the latter becoming an element that occupies an overrated place of importance in everyday life….

Strasbourg Christmas Market or Strossburi Christkindeslmärik

On December 11, 2018, a terrorist attack was produced at the Christmas Market in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. The citizens of Strasbourg are shocked, authorities are mad and the Christmas Market was cancelled for a day. Flags are down, and December 12 is declared mourning day. The Bunget Arts & Culture adore this Christmas Market tradition…

Renaissance and Humanism explained

The term “Renaissance” is usually understood to mean the period that began in the XIV and ended approximately in the XVII century — something like a bridge between the European culture of the Middle Ages and the New Age. Although the term today is taken for granted, it was not the self-name of the era….

The first highway in the world

There are many things that make our lives easier every day and we do not know much about. Sometimes we do not even think of their origin. Few know when and where the first traffic light, the first paid parking, the first automated gas station appeared. I happened to find out that the first highway…

A London bridge in the United States

Have you ever thought about building a whole new town in Arizona using real historical monuments from a European country?! Then we have a great example for you. ❗Spoiler alert❗: it is pretty expensive. In 1962, the engineering team, who took care of the technical condition of the London bridges, discovered that one of them…