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Fortified Saxon Churches Pictures, Transylvania

Pictures & images of the Saxon & Székely fortified church of Transylvania, Romania. The Saxon villages of Transylvania appeared in the thirteenth century when the Kings of Hungary settled German colonists in the area. They had a special status among nations in the province and their civilisation managed to survive and thrive, forming a very strong community of farmers, artisans and merchants. Being situated in a region constantly under the threat of the Ottoman and Tatar...
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