Legend of Negru Voda

This hall will describe the forming process of the Principality of Romania, as well as the first documented acts on the city of Craiova. On the eastern wall, right next to the windows, there will be displayed commemorative portraits of some of the Romanian kings during the XIV-XVI century: Basarab I; Mircea the Elder; Neagoe Basarab and Mihai the Brave.

On the eastern wall, up to the entrance to hall no 8, there will be an interacting LCD, on which the legend of King Negru will be displayed, as founding member of the Principality of Romania, a map to illustrate the pre-state factions south of the Carpathians and their union in a single whole state, as well as a map with the foreign evolutions that influenced the policy of the Principality of Romania in the first decades since its inception (Tartars’ presence, the conflicts with the Hungarian royalty, the Ottoman expansion up to the Danube line – all on one LCD). All these will create the mapping of one of the battles (Rovine).

In the second section of the hall, at the exit from hall no 8, we will display an enhanced copy of a translation of the charter, from 1475, testifying the existence of Craiova (the city establishment – as a natural continuation of the state establishment that was presented in the first section of the hall), amongst the possessions of governor Neagoe Strehăianu, the ancestor of the family Craiovescu. This will be hanging from the wall from a dagger’s tip. Next up, we will reproduce the family tree of the line of Craiovescu, and its ties with the ruling dynasty of the line of Basarab, as well as the line of Buzeşti, which is closely tied with the epic poem of Mihai the Brave, through multimedia means (LCD).