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Name of Object:

Valahian Caravan

Location:

Bucharest, Romania

Holding Institution:

National Museum of Romanian History

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Date of Object:

1869

Description:

In Wallachia and Moldavia transportation of merchandise by land was done similarly to the Arab and Ottoman world, but using big carts pulled by horses instead of camel caravans. Both the vehicle and a group of carts travelling together for commercial purposes were called "chervan”, a term derived from the Turkish word "kervan", meaning "caravan". The lithograph, depicting a carriage drawn by 12 horses and followed by a second vehicle, was printed in Vienna and its legend (Wallachian carriage) is written below the image in German, Hungarian and French.

Citation of this web page:

"Valahian Caravan" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;rm;18;en

MWNF Working Number: RO 018

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