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Field of joy by jup3nep Field of joy by jup3nep
The Pannonian Plain is a large plain in Central Europe that remained when the Pliocene Pannonian Sea dried out. It is a geomorphological subsystem of the Alps-Himalaya system.

The river Danube divides the plain roughly in half.

The plain is divided among Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

The plain is roughly bounded by the Carpathian mountains, the Alps, the Dinaric Alps and the Balkan mountains.
Although rain is not plentiful, it usually falls when necessary and the plain is a major agricultural area; it is sometimes said that these fields of rich loamy loess soil could feed the whole of Europe. For its early settlers, the plain offered few sources of metals or stone. Thus when archaeologists come upon objects of obsidian or chert, copper or gold, they have almost unparalleled opportunities to interpret ancient pathways of trade.

The precursor to the present plain was a shallow sea that reached its greatest extent during the Pliocene, when three to four kilometres of sediments were deposited.

The plain was named after the Pannonians, a northern Illyrian tribe. Various different peoples inhabited the plain during its history. In the first century BC, the eastern parts of the plain belonged to the Dacian state, and in the first century AD its western parts were subsumed into the Roman Empire. The Roman province named Pannonia was established in the area, and the city of Sirmium, today Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia, became one of the four capital cities of the Roman Empire in the 3rd century.

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missingmystery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Really nice caption of this field!
Loev the way the colour flows through gentle and the whril of clouds..

Thankyou :)

Nice job! :)
Dieffi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautyful picture in my YELLOW - collection![link]
I hope you will agree and enjoy!:iconteheplz::onfire::iconvictorydanceplz:
baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: I feature this beautiful photo in my new journal

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let me know and I will remove it. Thank you! :bow:
Livadialilacs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I love it! :XD: +FAV
vollyy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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Natasek Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:aww: I love the yellow field... maybe it would work well without less sky.
Inebriantia Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Quite simply astonishing. Thanks for sharing! :)


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JPelmen Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I enjoy this field of joy :D
beautiful picture!
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