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That image it's not verry artistic, but have one semnification.
First attested of Targoviste are in 1396, in the Travel Accounts of Johannes Schiltberger, it became the capital of the Wallachian voivodship, probably during the reign of Mircea cel Bătrn, when the Royal Court ("Curtea Domneasca") was built. Vlad III Dracula later added the Chindia Tower, now a symbol of the city.
Targovişte was the site of the trial and execution of Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife Elena in December 1989. Interestingly, there are towns with the same name (albeit with different spellings) in both Bulgaria and Serbia. The Romanian and Bulgarian towns are twinned. The name is of Slavic origin, from the root -trg- or -targ- ("trade") and the placename suffix -ite, and means "marketplace".
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