Greetings From Romania!

Hi Everyone!

Well, after a lengthy flight I have arrived in Romania!  The city of Bucharest is definitely a mix of old and new- like most of Europe.  I was fortunate to have already booked a hotel near the central portion of the city and will be visiting several ‘tourist’ sites tomorrow and Saturday before heading out to Murighiol on Sunday.

It is my intention to post here as much as possible, but my access to the internet will be somewhat limited, so I make no promises.  If you would rather follow the progress of the entire dig, please visit the Halmyris Archaeology page on Facebook.  I will also be posting some more personal pictures via my own Facebook and Twitter accounts.


The staff and volunteers of the dig will be staying in the nearby village of Murighiol.  Don’t let the size of the star I put on the map fool you- it’s a village.  The population is just over 3,000 people and is still characterized as ‘rustic’ by many travelers.  In addition to local fishing and agriculture, the village is known for an ‘out of the way’ resort (The Puflene Resort) which is said to offer nice accommodations.

Let the adventure begin!

You can follow me on Twitter at Patlowinger@Patlowinger .

About Patrick Lowinger

Patrick Lowinger holds a M.A. in Ancient and Classical History from American Military University (AMU) and B.S. in Microbiology (1993) from California State University, Long Beach.
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