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Lost grave
Attila the Hun (406–453) was the last and most powerful king of the Huns. He reigned over what was then Europe's largest empire, from 434 until his death. His empire stretched from Central Europe to the Black Sea and from the Danube River to the Baltic. During his rule, he was among the direst enemies of the Eastern and Western Roman Empires: he invaded the Balkans twice and encircled Constantinople in the second invasion. Though his empire died with him and he left no remarkable legacy, he has become a legendary figure in the history of Europe.
One night after a feast celebrating his latest marriage (to a beautiful Goth named Ildico), he suffered a severe nosebleed and choked to death in a stupor. New wife poisoned him. For a man who boasted, "Where my horse has trodden, no grass grows," it was a curiously anti-climactic death. His warriors, upon discovering his death, mourned him by cutting off their hair and gashing themselves with their swords saying, "The greatest of all warriors should be mourned with no feminine lamentations and with no tears, but with the blood of men." His horsemen galloped in circles around the silken tent when Attila lay in state, singing in his dirge,
"Who can rate this as death, when none believes it calls for vengeance?" He was buried in a triple coffin—of gold, silver, and iron—with the spoils of his conquest, and his funeral party was killed to keep his burial place secret. The legend says that Attila's grave lies on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube under the Kalemegdan Fortress.
I made this photo on the slope underneath the fortress…
Near by Sava joins Danube…
What`s in the ground?
What`s in the tunnels inside fortress?
Could this be the place… 
Fri 7 Apr 2006 14:03
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Roberto Palladini Roberto Palladini #1 Fri 7 Apr 2006 14:13

Wonderful capture, very great perpective. I love this tonality. Warm regards

Phil Sanders Phil Sanders #2 Fri 7 Apr 2006 14:24

Marvellous shot and tremendous notes .. I always learn something interesting from you Nada


mircea grumaz mircea grumaz #3 Fri 7 Apr 2006 14:39

excellent tonality, nice presentation; regards

Nadezda Koldysheva Nadezda Koldysheva #4 Fri 7 Apr 2006 17:20

Wonderful capture, very great perpective!!! Kisses!!!

silvia marmori silvia marmori #5 Fri 7 Apr 2006 17:35

ohhhhh... i was so interested reading, i didn't know all these details....
and while doing, i was remembering the also strange death and then, the unknown place of bury of Alexander the great ...
and i was wondering about the real character and soul of Attila, a usually "bad press name"..
and wondering about your image...where and why...till i read your final words...
yes!.. i am sure when you were there, you WANTED that that place would be the one where he was buried.. and until no others will find more information.. it IS the place.. and you captured it and we are enjoying to see it and imagining.. yes.. so much imagining...

Julia Sinnott Julia Sinnott #6 Fri 7 Apr 2006 17:44

Beautiful shot, Nada. Wonderful history. Most excellently done!


Elena HL Elena HL #7 Fri 7 Apr 2006 19:04

So interesting story, Nada!
The capture is great! Wondeful diagonal with great details! Excellent tonality!
Condrats, dear friend!

Nuno Milheiro Nuno Milheiro #8 Fri 7 Apr 2006 19:38

Thanks for the notes!
Excellent perspective of the arches and texture!
Beautiful tonality!


Sarah Lombart Sarah Lombart #9 Fri 7 Apr 2006 21:17

thanks for the notes...What a strong episod of history...

Regina Lopes Regina Lopes #10 Fri 7 Apr 2006 22:17

Good perspective and tone. Best regards.

Gennadi Jurshevich Gennadi Jurshevich #11 Fri 7 Apr 2006 22:18

Very Beautiful.....

OSavchin OSavchin #12 Sat 8 Apr 2006 00:15

a lot of secrets these stones store...

ric alexander ric alexander #13 Sat 8 Apr 2006 03:24

Nada, I am ashamed of my so silly short comments after reading this, it is beautiful, and in my view it makes the photo a bit more special
good work and research !!!

Berenice Kauffmann Abud  - AFIAP Berenice Kauffmann Abud - AFIAP #14 Sat 8 Apr 2006 05:16

WOW! Wonderful place captured, my friend!
Great composition, details and tones!!!!
Thanks for the notes!

B.K. von Bernhard B.K. von Bernhard #15 Sat 8 Apr 2006 07:26

Wonderful photo Nada dear !
Better history lesson. I am your number one student !
Now about that treasure ?
Warmset Hugs.
Barry smile )))