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2,000 years of culture and history in Rosia Montana is in danger again

Last week, Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose said that the state is looking for ways to withdraw its nomination of Rosia Montana – known in Hungarian as Verespatak – to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, raising serious concerns about the continued preservation of an ancient town that has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.

The settlement, currently home to historic communities of ethnic Hungarian and German minorities, is famous for its 2,000 year-old mining complex built during the Roman Empire that has been preserved and is today still accessible to visitors. The town also boasts the ruins of…

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György Hölvényi September 5, 2017

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Hungarian Film Wins First-Ever Golden Globe Award

On Sunday, for the first time in history, a Hungarian production was named best foreign film at the Golden Globe Awards. Son of Saul also took the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and is on the short list for the 88th Academy Awards.

The story of a Hungarian Jew imprisoned in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the film has enjoyed critical acclaim as a drama that’s more than just about the Holocaust. It’s “a beat-the-clock thriller wrapped around an allegory,” as the New York Times put it. László Nemes, according to critics, has created a very…

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Andrea Bocskor January 15, 2016