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This is a case for needles, unusually large in size. It was used in the Stone Age as a container for storing and preserving small and fragile items. The case was discovered by the famous researcher Ilie Borziac in 1996 during archaeological excavations at a multi-layered Upper Paleolithic site in the village of Cosauți, Soroca district. The artifact was found at a depth of 9.7-9.85 m in a loess-like occupation layer, among the remains of a seasonal deer hunter camp (in the so-called occupation layer 5). The occupation layer was dated by radiocarbon method to 18140 ± 180. The object is 17.6 cm long and 1.5 cm in diameter. It was made of a thin-walled tubular bone, probably of a large bird (eagle, bustard or gull). The ends of the object were cut across. A round hole 5 mm in diameter with carefully polished edges was made at one of the ends.

The entire surface of the product is polished to a shine. It is ornamented with notches. The notches are applied rhythmically around the entire perimeter. They, without a doubt, indicate that the work was made by human hands. The length of the notches is 3-3.5 mm. They are located transversely, grouped in three rows. The number of notches in the rows is 8/8, 16/10, 14/7, with an average distance between notches of 4 mm.

The researchers who addressed the issue of the functionality of this rare archaeological piece, put forward several hypotheses. One of them is that the artifact probably had a multifunctional practical utility. According to one hypothesis, the presence of a hole at one end of the object indicates that it is a flute. This opinion was called into question due to the identification of only one obvious hole on the surface of the artifact. Most likely, the presence of the hole indicates that a thread was passed through it to hang the case with needles in order to protect and secure it. On the other hand, the relatively large size of this object also allows it to be used as a coupling. According to another version, this kind of vestiges could be used by hunters to remove skins from hunted animals, as a tube for pumping air under the skin of small animals in the process of skinning them. This not only greatly facilitated the removal of the skin, but also kept the subcutaneous fat intact.

Specimens of equally large sizes, similar to the one found at the ford on the Dniester, made of tubular bone with cut off epiphyses, were discovered at several Neolithic sites in Yakutia. Here they were used as needle cases. Some of them were found with needles inside, which confirmed their practical functionality.

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive – Pre 80s Classic Cars

25 September 2022

On September 25, in the yard of the National Museum of History of Moldova, took place The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive - Pre 80s Classic Cars took, an event in its second edition in the Republic of Moldova and which is organized on the same day all over the world.

The event was organized by the National Museum of History of Moldova, Retromobile Moldova, Escobar Motors and Porsche Center Moldova. Their goal was to bring together a wide range of classic cars manufactured until the 1980s

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Discover through interaction: 30 years of USAID activity in the Republic of Moldova

22 September 2022

In the context of marking 30 years of activity in the Republic of Moldova of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), an interactive wall of more than seven meters was installed at the National Museum of History of Moldova, on which was illustrated the main achievements of USAID in Moldova for three decades, since it has been active in our country.

Thus, we invite you, between September 22 and October 23, to immerse yourself in history and get to know the Agency's most important achievements


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Book presentation: One-way Suitecase. 20 real stories from Ukrainian refugees during the first days of Russia’s invasion

21 September 2022

One-way Suites. 20 real stories from Ukrainian refugees during the first days of Russia's invasion is the title of the book, which was presented at the National Museum of History of Moldova on September 21.

The project was implemented by the Jewish organization "Agudat Israel", which accepted and housed more than 25,000 Ukrainian refugees of various nationalities during the first weeks of the war


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Marking the 30 years of friendship between USAID and Moldova at the National Museum of History of Moldova

14 September 2022

On the occasion of the celebration of three decades of activity of USAID in Moldova, the communication campaign "30 years of friendship between USAID and the Republic of Moldova" was launched. The event took place on September 14, at the National Museum of History of Moldova. Within this campaign, the United States Agency for International Development aimed to highlight the results achieved in these 30 years of activity in Moldova and inform about the commitment of the American people to continue supporting the Republic of Moldova

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100 sidecars at NMHM

11 September 2022

On September 11, took place one of the most unique events of the month of September, entitled 100 sidecars.

The event was organized by the National Museum of History of Moldova, Retromobile Moldova and Escobar Motors. Their goal was an ambitious one, to collect 100 motorcycles with sidecars in the NMHM courtyard


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Round table entitled "Archaeology of the Republic of Moldova through the prism of Moldavian-German relations"

6 September 2022

On September 6, in the Azure Hall of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, took place the round table with the generic "Archaeology of the Republic of Moldova through the prism of Moldovan- German relations", organized by the National Museum of History of Moldova in the partnership with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

The welcoming speeches were given by acad. Ion Tighineanu , the President Academy of Sciences of Moldova, acad. Anatolie Sidorenko, President of "Humboldt Club Moldova" Association, Ullrich Kinne, Embassy of Germany in Chisinau and dr. hab. professor Michael Meyer, Free University of Berlin


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The “Coronation Centenary Caravan” was on the trail of the royal visits from the Republic of Moldova

3 September 2022

A new stop of the Coronation Centenary Caravan, a project organized by the Artis Association in partnership with the City Hall of the Municipality Iași, took place between September 2-3, 2022, in Chisinau, in the presence of ambassadors Irina-Margareta Nistor (Cinema Ambassador), Adrian Cioroianu (Historian, Ambassador), Nicolae Pepene (Historian, Ambassador), Alexandru Muraru (Historian, Ambassador) and of the special guest - Pedro J. Fuentes Cid (Jurist, Cuban dissident).

Approximately 500 students and teachers from the capital of the Republic of Moldova participated in events that marked the Centenary of the Coronation of King Ferdinand I and Queen Maria, within the project organized under the auspices of the Royal Family of Romania.


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National holidays at the NMHM

28 August 2022

On August 28, the National Museum of History of Moldova held for its visitors a series of beautiful activities dedicated to the national holidays of Independence Day and Our Language.

At the entrance, visitors were given tricolor ribbons and were urged to honor the state symbols and history of the nation. Visiting the exhibition began with the "Independence Exhibit", composed of two photographs, one of which captures the moment of signing the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova by Alexandru Moșanu, and the second captures the restoration of this act on April 26, 2010 (photo belongs to the Moșanu family)


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Presentation of the book “The process of searching for policemen, soldiers and volunteers who went missing during the Dniester war of 1992" by Simion Carp, PhD, war veteran

28 August 2022

On August 28, 2022, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted a presentation of the book with an eloquent title: "The process of searching for policemen, soldiers and volunteers who went missing during the Dniester war of 1992" by Simion CARP, PhD, university lecturer, war veteran.

The organizers of the event, the Stephen the Great Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the "Military Traditions" Public Association in partnership with the National Museum of History of Moldova brought together people interested in the topic addressed, as well as several veterans of the War for the Defense of the Independence and Territorial Integrity of the Republic Moldova


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Summer camp at the museum

26 August 2022

Between August 15-26, 2022, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the day camp organized by the "Chabad Lubavitch" Jewish community in partnership with the museum.

The program of the camp was a complex one, based on activities dedicated to the knowledge of Jewish history and traditions, such as workshops, excursions, watching films and other interactive games. The camp was attended by 30 Jewish children from Chisinau and Ukraine, coordinated by educators from Israel


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#Exhibit of the Month

This is a case for needles, unusually large in size. It was used in the Stone Age as a container for storing and preserving small and fragile items. The case was discovered by the famous researcher Ilie Borziac in 1996 during archaeological excavations at a multi-layered Upper Paleolithic site in the village of Cosauți, Soroca district...

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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.
©2006-2022 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC

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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.
©2006-2022 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC