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Unpacking an island. Ada Kaleh and its plants

This post is the first in a series – Notes on Ada Kaleh– where we share ongoing research on the Ada Kaleh island. The aim is to present fragments of its history, and to bring the non-specialist public behind the scenes of research work. These posts will show our work in progress, and how itContinue reading “Unpacking an island. Ada Kaleh and its plants”

Islands in the archives

Daniel Cain discovered a copy of the first map of the Lower Danube islands dated at the end of 19th century. The original map goes back to 1830 when a Mixed Commission drew the boundary along the Danube between the Ottoman Empire and Wallachia and Moldavia. The geography of the Lower Danube appeared strange andContinue reading “Islands in the archives”