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National Museum of History of Moldova


Archaeological Collection

The collection consists of 23693 objects (the core fund), which came from archaeological excavations, random finds, acquisitions, donations, and transfers and date back to the Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Ages, Roman Era, pre-feudal period, and the Middle Ages. Among the specimens of the collection there are:

  • Carved an polished tools of flint and stone, as well as tools of bone, copper, bronze, and iron
  • Zoomorphic and anthropomorphic figurines
  • Painted ceramics of the Cucuteni type Weapons (axes, spear- and arrow-heads, sabres, etc
  • Vessels and household utensils
  • Adornments (combs, pendants, buckles, necklaces, rings, etc.)
  • Elements of harness.

The number of archaeological objects increased significantly in 2007 following the transfer of the collections of the former Museum of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova that was incorporated into the National Museum of History of Moldova.

Archaeological Collection
Archaeological Collection
Archaeological Collection
Archaeological Collection
Archaeological Collection



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
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