Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dacian Exhibit

People always ask me where I got my name or what it means. Well, my parents got my name out of a baby book and the only definitions I've ever found are that it was an old Greek country. Well, here is some history on that Country...

"Dacia, in ancient geography was the land of the Dacians. It was named by the ancient Hellenes (Greeks) "Getae". Dacia was a large district of South Eastern Europe, bounded on the north by the Carpathians, on the south by the Danube, on the west by the Tisia or Tisa, on the east by the Tyras or Nistru, now in eastern Moldova. It thus corresponds in the main to modern Romania and Moldova, as well as parts of Hungary, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The capital of Dacia was Sarmizegetusa. The inhabitants of this district are generally considered as belonging to the Thracian nations." (Wikipedia)

I downloaded this pictures from my cel phone. They are of a Dacian exhibit at the BYU library in Provo, UT. Well, it's an exhibit on Ancient Roman Plates, but they have to do with Dacia. We were there in July and I couldn't resist taking these pictures. I would have had more pictures, but I had to delete some to free up memory. Unfortunately I deleted the others from this exhibit. It was kind of cool to see my name in an exhibit. Even if it had nothing to do with me. I do remember that this country was in my 6th grade history book.

6 comments:

The Collins Five said...

Cool history on your name.

kristofer and corrine said...

that is really cool! I really like your name, I like interesting. ;)

Katie A. said...

That is a very cool history to go with a cool name. I wondered where it came from. How fun to see an exhibit about it.

I loved your SPT. My husband dated a girl in highschool, and now her husband and I work together.

The Kemps said...

Very cool history lesson!!

John and Trina Busch said...

I remember when I was growing up and people asked me what my name meant or where it is from. My mom ran track in highschool with a nice girl named trina...thats it.

Kipn n' Sarah said...

That is cool!

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