Weather tower defense and surveillance, the knights and ladies, the nomadic invasions from the steppes of Asia has been deserted. Left behind is a literature that study today with great delight, legends that bring us closer to eternity and mysterious ruins hidden, unfortunately, here in Romania, eye stories tourists and history enthusiasts.
The three towers lost that we bring to your attention previously occupied each a place in the collective mind separately, but all had one thing in common: the voice from heaven, from height, announcing both the good and bad. The excellence of the tower had a liaison role, the crossings, transition: either by height or by function. It is an important point which provides a boundary. Tower is being input into the slot, with a bell hung who calls the faithful, either in its center, linking them to those in service to the divine. Dungeon is the tower of the castle or fortress of the best defended and most difficult to conquer the invaders, because of height. That is the ultimate protection, the transitional people retreated in time of răstrişte. Finally, sitting on a guard tower in high places often designate the boundary between a field and another, of a kingdom and another.
The three examples of towers that we have chosen are the Cri, specifically in Bihar county. The fact that they get lost, become ruins without little historical value, is the result of civic consciousness on national heritage and history that most people just prefer photos, books and speeches. The three towers are tower monastic complex of the Beius Sânnicolau tower from “Portus Crisy” or Customs Salt and Cheresig dungeon.
The ruins of the monastic complex of Beius Sânnicolau
Too pompously called “the ruins of the monastic complex of Beius Sânnicolau” tower străjuişte former monastery now only a cornfield in common hawks. List of Historic Monumentally importance as it provides a name, catalogându it as a monument of national importance (Category A), but the owner, Mayor’s hawks, they consider, although not officially recognize this burden.
Built between 1327-1424, the monument were carried out work aimed at strengthening the resistance structure of the tower, in 1933, but without respecting its architecture, brick degraded or missing pieces were replaced with stone and cement. Also many bricks were separated from the building walls, eroded its strength.