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Break! One year ago i was in Constanta and accidentally tripped on my own backpack, only to fall down and found 100 Romanian Lei! If that doesn't screech of the mystical profundity of the black sea region, i don't know WHAT does.
First person observation such as this does not belong in article. (Unless the streets are paved with gold, etc.) -- Huttite 00:53, 12 Feb 2005 (EST)
Constanta was founded by the Romans as a port on the sea for trading with inland people, sailing along the Don river into what is today Russia, or Kazahkstan. Throughout the years it was used as a coastal resort for retiring Kings and Emperors, until one day so many emperors showed up at once that a great battle was fought. The site of this battle is marked by 36 massive pillars extending horizontally from the castle gates to the shores of the black sea. Years have passed since their erection, and they remain as robust and beautiful as ever. In 1910, the governor of Constanta, Dominco Domiscu, called a meeting of the house of the people and a law was enacted to remove all but 32 of the pillars. To this day, only 31 pillars lay across dominating the skyscape of Constanta.
Why not 32, you ask? Well, it's a little known fact that one of the pillars was supporting another, so when it was taken down, the one it was supporting fell. Upon falling it smashed upon the house of the people, killing Domiscu and his family. The irony was so potent that the city erected 27 huge pillars running from the house of the people all the way to the shore of the black sea, and to this day there are 58 massive and huge pillars which cast their imposing shadow across the mysitcal skies of this ancient, magical romanian town.
How accurate is this story? I have shortened it considerably. It is also confusing. I cannot work out if there are 36, 32, 31, 27 or 58 pillars as the story is internally inconsistant, so I have used the word many. Perhaps someone can give an authorative answer? -- Huttite 00:53, 12 Feb 2005 (EST)
Not accurate at all. Constanta was founded in the 7th century BC by Greek colonists and it was initially called Tomis. There's no pillars either and the story of the Romans settling on the west shore of the Black Sea to explore the Don river is nonsense. I've already edited out once the page while unregistered but it appears that a higher being fell for this story and reverted my edits. Here's some info from the official city hall site: http://www.primaria-constanta.ro/PrimariaConstanta/English/Machete/MachetaEngSimpla.aspx?paginaID=91&detaliuID=140 -- Davidb 08:59, 11 March 2005 (EET)