The rector of the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology (UMFST) “George Emil Palade” from Târgu Mures, Leonard Azamfirei, announced on Tuesday evening that during the rehabilitation works of the central building of the university, several paintings of inestimable value were discovered , one representing ruler Mihai Viteazul in life size, notes Agerpres.
Paintings discovered during the rehabilitation works of the University of Medicine building in Târgu MureşPhoto: Capture Facebook
“The central building of the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology (UMFST) “George Emil Palade” in Târgu Mures is the subject of a substantial rehabilitation that will end in the fall of this year. The festive hall of the university provided a big surprise the other day. During the renovation works, under the current painting, a series of paintings of inestimable value were discovered, covered by the current paint: life-size ruler Mihai Viteazul, the coats of arms of the Kingdom of Romania from 1881-1922, as well as a series of specific decorations that cover both the walls and the ceiling of the hall”, wrote the rector Leonard Azamfirei in a post on Facebook.
As a result of this discovery, emphasized the rector of UMFST Târgu Mureş, the building, which has the status of a historical monument, will be evaluated by experts in the field of protecting historical monuments, and the festive hall will be renovated in such a way that it will be brought to the form in which this was in the period 1920-1940, when the university building housed the “Mihai Viteazul” Military High School.
“The university has in its own archive a photo of the Festive Hall from the interwar period, when the high school chapel functioned there, whose details perfectly overlap with the recently discovered images, a document that will form the basis of the rehabilitation project (…) Today, August 9 , it is 421 years since the death of Mihai Viteazul (1558-1601)”, the post also mentions.