Immemorial Hearth on the Bank of Prut
By Diana Ungureanu/ Chisinau / Moldova.ORG/ -- On the estate of the village Bujor, in Hancesti, people lived as far back as in 400 BC. These things are revealed by archaeological discoveries that have been made on these territories.
The territory of hills near the Prut River, at 35 km from Hancesti and at 70 km from Chisinau, 2400-2200 years ago was inhabited by a peaceful population who worked the ground, grew cattle and built their houses of wattle and greased with clay.
The village was burned down, and on its place there was founded another hearth during King Decebalus. Since this period dates many tools used for agriculture, and for trade there was often used the Roman currency. This village existed until coming on this area of the barbarian tribes of Huns from the steppes from East of the Ural Mountains, in the year 376 AD. The village was burned and the territory left.
Many centuries the territory was uninhabited and just in the 15th century there was founded a new village, which lasted two centuries. Remains of this old village are still visible until today in the Mosu Valley, that keeps traces of habitation and tools used in that era.
The present village is firstly documentary attested, as a border point of an estate ruled by Stan Horja, in 1482. Stephen the Great, the ruler of the country, gave to Stan Horja for a loyal and right service some estates in the land of Lapusna: Bujora, Strambeni, Scortesti (today's Carpineni), Horjesti (today's Mingir). And since then until now it is inhabited by hardworking Bujorenians.
Church "The Saint Rulers" from the village Bujor was mentioned for the first time in the year 1780, being in that times built of wood. The holy sanctuary had the necessary icons and a full library of theological books.
At the entrance in the village, on an area of 46 hectares, there lays the Bottom Lake. Each spring on this lake there settle comfortably some families of swans, thus providing the inhabitants and visitors a sensational view of grace.
The nature of these places, as well as the presence of the medieval hearth near the village are the main points of tourist attraction of the locality, and Bujorenians, as some genuine, hospitable people, always awaits visitors.