The Thesaurus of Pietroasa
THE CURSE OF "THE PHOENIX BIRD"
Somewhere far away, deep in the heart of Central Europe, in the lands where legends say that
"Baba Dochia" (Mama Mare, Cybele or Lady Neaga, the
way the natives also named her) used to ride a ferocious Lion
with the magnificent Caloian (Attis, the son of Calaus) at her
right side, exactly in the area where the Carpathian Arch tends
to bend toward north stands still, proud and enigmatic, Mount
Istrita (in Buzau County), while on a small plateau sitting next
to its feet, a sharp eye will discover the village of Pietroasele.
From ancient times the situation of Mount Istrita, having an obvious
strategic advantage, had to be used as an observation point for
the whole Carpatho-Danubian population (being Aryan, Pelasgic,
Thracians or Dacians, in fact the descendants of the same nation,
of the people named "Romanian" in modern times). The
famous historian and researcher in the early stage of the evolution
of our nation, the Professor Nicolae Densusesanu showed among
others that in the year of 1847 it still could be seen on the
highest end the stately peak of the former said mountain, some
kind of circular wave with a diameter of 6.32 meters having the
strange name of "Sura de aur" ("The Golden Shed").
Another cliff from the same mountain presents the symbolic shape
of a stallion, the natives naming the place "The Peak of
the White Horse." Sculptured by man or a result of the natural
erosion, this cliff is considered by Prof. Densusianu as a votive
monument dedicated to the old supreme Solar (Uranian) Deity. In
fact, examining the Romanian ancient mythology, we are talking
about a new proof of the Cult of the Thracian Solar God Gebeleizis
or maybe of an even older Vedic Deity. Besides, through the centuries,
on the same Istrita Mount, two cliffs have the names of "The
Rock of the Falcon" and not far, the peak "The Nest
of the Raven" where from springs the clear water of a river
called "The Fountain of the Eagle." Its waters add up
very close forming "The Lake of the Eagle".
As you can see, none of the marks of these legend places have any common name of... hen, chicken
or hatching hen (although the far Maramures, in North Transylvania,
is proud with its Mount Hen where is taking place, annually, "Simbra
Oilor," the popular celebration of the shepherds of that
region). Here, in 1837, two peasants from Pietroasele village,
Ion Lemnaru and his father-in-law, Stan Avram, were to make a
sensational and of very important archaeological discovery. While
working on the coast of the said Istrita Mount to extract the
rocks for building a bridge, they discover, under a stone not
too deep, an impressive collection of golden jewelry- all together
22 objects, bowls and ornaments. Simpleminded, even "pragmatic"
people, the peasants hid the thesaurus risen from the mist of
our history planning the later reckless selling, almost for nothing,
to an Albanian called Anastase Verussi. The said merchant will
prove even more "inventive" than the discoverers, starting
to brake most of the parts of the invaluable objects using the
chisel and hammer, hoping this way to avoid entering the thesaurus
under the jurisdiction of the laws of the country. So, another
year had to pass by until, in 1938, the Government of The Romanian
Country got some information about the existence of this treasure
and tried to save whatever could be saved. So, at the end of 1842
were deposited at the National Museum of Bucharest 12 items of
the thesaurus of Pietroasa, improper known later as "The
hatching hen with the golden chickens."
In reality the Antiquity did not bring in any artistic value (statue, painting, jewelry, etc.)
that does not represent in the same time also a metaphysical symbol
and if some authorized voices consider today that the golden birds
would represent in fact symbols of the old Thracians or Geta-Dacians
Deities (also known as "Bukolion" or "Vukalan")
maybe they are not wrong at all. The treasure we are talking
about was found close to that natural assembly that includes "The
Rock of the Falcon," "The Nest of the Raven," "The
Fountain" and "The Lake of the Eagle." The following
question arises: how come the idea of naming it "the Hatching
Browsing the ancient legends and customs we will see that the supreme and the noblest and most
extraordinary flyer mentioned in those legends was the so-called
"Phoenix Bird." By the ancient theology this would have
been unique on Earth (in other words, the only "Semper Avis").
It was a Solar Deity dedicated to the Star of the Day and was
continuously living in vital cycles estimated by some at 700 years,
and by others at only 509 years. At the end of its long life,
periodically, this was building some kind of nest from chosen
branches and good smelling plants in which it was ending the existence.
Later, "the nest" was metamorphosing into an egg, symbol
of the primordial Genesis, containing the ash of the Phoenix Bird,
which it was to rise renewed forever.
Let us compare now the descriptions of "the Bird" the way the ancients saw it and the aspect
of the so-called "Hatching Hen" from the Thesaurus of
Pietroasa. We will begin with the writings that the celebre Greek
historian Herodotus dedicated it: "It is a bird with the
feather having some golden color, some red and similar to the
eagle (Aquila) by its shape and measure. It was leaving Arabia
carrying a myrrh egg in the claws - going to the Temple of the
Sun to reborn. Plinius the Old said: "... The noblest bird
is Phoenix, native of Arabia, having the size of an eagle and
the neck colored like gold, a red body, a blue tail also interweaved
with red feathers. The Phoenix was transporting its nest from
Arabia up close to Panchea, in "the City of Sun." Based
on the research of the geographer Mela, "Panchea" was
situated close to the Ceraunic Mountains, the Cerna Mountains
of today. The texts of the great exiled roman poet Ovidiu considered
the Phoenix to live on a hill in the most beautiful lands of Elizeu,
in fact the same geographic region of the ancient times corresponding
to the Jales Valley in modern Romania that begins upward to Arcani.
It would result so that the most famous winged of the pre-Christian
Religion could be localized precisely in a legendary region of
the Nordic Hemisphere situated right under the pure and clear
horizon of Istru (large river named later "Danube"),
close to the said Ceraunic Mountains.
Let us look in comparison the way our "Hatching Hen" of Pietroasa stands: the
fibula represents the image of a sacred bird, about the size
of a hawk. The whole surface of this flyer, shaped in bulky gold,
had been initially decorated with various red, green, blue and
yellow gems or semiprecious stones. Above, in the top, the hatching
hen was having a huge red garnet with the eyes also made of red
gems and the tail ending in countless suspended little chains
made of the finest gold.
The Romanian writer Alexandru Odobescu, the one who was to add all the years dedicated to the
study of the thesaurus into a monumental work published in Paris,
"Le tresor de Petrosa," 'was forgetting' to name it
"the Hatching Hen," to refer, at pages 663-671 at "the
neck of the eagle" that showed to him framed by heart-shaped
garnet with the tip downward (in photographs I have seen them
myself with the tip upward!). Odobescu also talks in detail about
"the beak and the neck of the eagle" decorated also
with big size garnets.
Because everything, especially
in the religious cult, had its own typical shapes and forms for
the ancient Carpatho-Danubian (pelasgic-thracic) people can say
that we were talking about the figure of the celebre Bird whom
an anonymous artist would have been given "life" conform
to a strictly traditional model! In 1885, when Prof. N. Densusianu
was working on its "Dacia Preistorica" ("Prehistorical
Dacia"), he did not forget to mention "Octoihul Slavonesc"
printed in 1575 and where the Phoenix Bird is described through
a supplementary detail - it keeps in its beak a hooked cross of
the old pelasgic swastika, a very old symbol of the "renewed"
Sun when spring was coming. The same way It appears in "Psaltirea
Slavo-Rom^neasc~" from 1577 (Bianu & Hodos, Bibliografia
rom., tom I, p. 61-1.575 and 67-1577).
Later we will find the Phoenix as a Heraldic Bird in the emblems of the Romanian Country, being
represented exactly in the moment of depositing the nest above
some regenerating flames; above it has the Sun, the Moon and the
Great Bear (the Great Carriage constellation of today composed
of seven stars), so together nine stars "watch over"
its Eternity and in the beak is keeping now the traditional Christian
Cross that was to replace the primordial swastika (see also "Pravila"
printed in Govora in 1640). Still, the "historians"
not so well prepared in the field also have the right of their
personal opinion and these, without too much research for the
obvious meaning hidden in this discovery, hurried to catalog the
first authentic representation in the world of the legendary Phoenix
Bird as a "poor" 'hatching hen with chicks'. In fact
the chickens are suggesting symbolically the very eternal revival
of the Phoenix from its own ash, like little duplicates meant
to remake, repeatedly again, the original Divinity! Our so-called
"historians" of today and yesterday do not stop here:
very soon in Bucharest has been published the volume "Heraldica
Romaniei" ("The Heraldic of Romania") written by
some Lady Maria Dogaru that I enjoyed it somewhat but all over
I disliked it, seeing the way various information and arguments
are intentionally omitted or ignored, considered maybe "politically
The same way the treasures of the Egyptian Pharaohs proved their malefic influence over all
the greedy discoverers and the speculars, we can say, first time
in the world, the way a similar course works for the thesaurus
of Pietroasa, a lethal course (properly and figurative) for all
those that tried or will try the alienation from the descendants
of the old pelasgian people, its eternal masters. It is strange
that not only Lemnaru, Avram and Verussi were to die short after
the committed illegalities of the discovered thesaurus, but also
the concealers of the objects that could not be recovered by the
Government were to end the same quick and strange way, usually
violent. In the winter of 1875 the treasure is stolen from the
Museum, during a terrible wind storm one night, by a former seminarian
named Pantazescu. Quickly captured and imprisoned, he will be
shot in an escape attempt. The writer Al. Odobescu, the author
of the well-known "Pseudo-Kynegheticos" ("False
Handbook for Hunting") will kill himself strangely, short
after he "dares" to publish "Le tresor de Petrosa"
in Paris, and not in Romania, his native country. At the beginning
of our century the "clever" Romanian Government during
the World War I make a historical mistaken move: it evacuates
the thesaurus of the country ("the Hatching Hen with the
Chicks" being part of it) at Moscow in order to save it from
the armies of the Central Powers , "forgetting" maybe
the old saying that... "whatever takes the Russian, it is
taken for good!" When the pelasgic Phoenix "wakes up"
abusive restrained at Kremlin, all over the great Russia are starting
lots of misfortunes (see also "Dacia Secreta" - "Secret
Dacia" by Adrian Bucurescu), takes place a communist 'coup
d'état that brings in a social system denying any Divinity
(our "Bird" represents also the power and so the anger
of the God of Sun like the coursed treasures of the Pharaohs);
the whole Imperial Family of the Tzar Nicolai II Romanov, the
supreme authority during the taking over of the thesaurus, ends
violently being executed and the Civil War begins. Later, millions
of Russians are being killed when Germany attacks USSR and even
more due to the genocide order by Stalin and the communist system
overall. Moreover, most of the Romanian leaders that, even did
not succeed (like Antonescu) or did not want the recovery of "the
Phoenix Bird" from strange places from its "nest"
(Dej or Ceausescu cases), were to end up of unnatural deaths,
sometimes just like Pantazescu, Odobescu or the Tzar Nicolai II!!
The Thesaurus of Pietroasa
has indeed a terrible course "written" on a link and
only the sharp eye and cultivated mind can see its meanings: from
left to right the thracian inscription shows the Trinity HUTEN
IAREN EIVEN, translated " Be your House (Nation) in peace"
but, read the other way, the words become NEVIEN ERAI NETUH, that
means "Be coursed the evildoer (thief)."
Maybe it would be better to
tell the Russians the truth, just because they would want more
peace in their country from now on... The same way the place of
"the Nibelung's Ring" cannot be anywhere else but in
the waters of Rhine, the same way "the house" of the
Phoenix Bird has to become again Romania, as soon as possible.