April, 2006

TREASURE HUNT IN SINAIA

"The real voyage of discovery

consists not in making new landscapes

but in having new eyes."

 

Marcel Proust

"Ability is what you're capable of doing.

Motivation determines what you do.

Attitude determines how well you do it."

 

Lou Holtz

FACTS

The first traces of the settlement goes back in the Bronze Age and Sinaia became a city in 1880; in the beginning of the 20th century started the construction of Peles and Pelisor castles.

The name of the actual city, Sinaia, comes from the Sinai mountain from Egypt and it was given after a pilgrimage in the 17th century.

"... la 15 August 1695, Mitropolitul Tarii cu soborul preotesc, in slujbe si rugaciuni, a sfintit Manastirea Sinaia, cu hramul Adormirii Maicii Domnului ..."

On October, 15th, 1715, Mihai Cantacuzino, the founder of Sinaia monastery, mentioned in his documents how he started to build up the place: "...Am zidit din temelie si am inaltat un schitisor numindu-se Sinaia ... pe apa Prahova, la pustie, sub muntele Buceciului, unde mai naintea zidirei acesteia, se aflau sihastrii ... a fi zidirea aceasta a sihastrilor si a altora dupa dansii, umbrire si liman de odihna si adapostire. Am facut si chilioare cu zid imprejur, pentru a lor odihna si paza...".

SEARCHING THE ISIDOR’S TREASURE

During the Russian-Ottoman war, between 1736-1739, Sinaia monastery was deserted by the monks.

The last monk standing, Isidor, grabbed all the precious things from the monastery, put everything in an old bell, buried it in a strange place and left for Transylvania.

The only way to find back the treasure is an old manuscript …

Having the old manuscript and 3 hours at your disposal, you have to cover the entire city to solve the ancient riddles – milestones on the way of finding the treasure.

Among the places you have to search for clues: Peles and Pelisor castles, Sinaia monastery, George Enescu museum, … - for sure you will find a lot of interesting things from old times.

COMPETENCIES

PARTICIPANTS

DELIVERABLES

·    Team Spirit

·   Communication

·    Team Work

·    Leadership

·    Competition

·    Problem solving

·    Time Management

·    Coordination

The module is designed for groups of 25-200 participants, organized in teams of 10-14 persons.

·       VHS tape with the event

·       CD-ROM containing the event site: movies, pictures, ...

·       Photo collection on CD-ROM

We remain at your disposal for a detailed presentation of the module and for any other information:

Phone:  0742 062 187

 

Email: florin.popa@teamzone.ro

 

Internet Site: www.teamzone.ro