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Pottery, especially fired clay vessels, is the most common archaeological material found at the sites of the Thracian-Getae-Dacian civilization.

Specific to the Getae ceramics is the hand-shaping of vessels, without a potter's wheel, unknown, by the way, to our most distant ancestors in the 6th-3rd centuries BC.

Getae potters used a porous clay body made of clay mixed with various ingredients like crushed shards and shells, crushed limestone, coarse sand, and so on to make their wares. When fired in special kiln, wares acquired different colors and shades: from black to gray or yellowish-red. The richest collection of Getae vessels on the territory of the Republic of Moldova comes from the Getae fortress of Butuceni, where for the first time in 1946 the Russian archaeologist G. Smirnov discovered the remains of the fortress with the remains of stone walls and earthen ramparts, which he called a Scythian fortress (sic!). The subsequent excavations for 20 years, with more or less lasting interruptions, revealed traces of intense habitation that lasted more than three centuries at a promontory near the village of Butuceni (The Old Orhei Cultural and Natural Reserve), of the largest Getae fortress on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

Among the vessels discovered by archaeologists, there are some gigantic (analogues of these samples of Getae ceramic ware are currently not known). They are considered vessels for storing supplies, especially grain (it is known that the Getae, the sedentary people of these lands, were engaged in agriculture, cattle breeding and various crafts). Among the cereals grown by the Geto-Dacians, there were wheat, millet, barley, oats, and rye; such products, necessary for the local cuisine, had to be stored for a longer period under special conditions. For these purposes, large vessels (chiups) were used, placed in special places, usually in the cellars.

The chiup vessel from Butuceni is one of the oldest Getae ceramics in the present territory of the Republic of Moldova, discovered during the excavations of G. Smirnov in 1947. The vessel has an ovoid body with a long neck expanding towards the top and a large lip bent outward; it is equipped with four knobs located on the line of the maximum diameter of the body. The chiup is decorated with relief ornaments, different in shape and size, located in different parts of its body: "commas" (schematic rhytons (?)) and wavy lines in the shape of a horseshoe or omega. The color of the vessel varies from dark gray to yellowish; the surface is carefully polished.

Dimensions of the vessel: H - 680 mm; D max - 430 mm; D of the lip - 340x360 mm; H of the neck - 170 mm; D of the bottom - 170 mm.


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Book issue „Dreptul la proprietate și la moștenire al femeilor din Moldova și țările vecine (secolele XIV-XVII). Studii și documente” by Lilia Zabolotnaia

23 February 2016

Book issue „Dreptul la proprietate și la moștenire al femeilor din Moldova și țările vecine (secolele XIV-XVII). Studii și documente” by Lilia Zabolotnaia
On February 23rd, 2016, at the National Museum of History of Moldova (Blue Hall) was issued the volume: Lilia Zabolotnaia „Dreptul la proprietate și la moștenire al femeilor din Moldova și țările vecine (secolele XIV-XVII). Studii și documente". (Property and inheritance rights of women in Moldovan and neighboring countries (fourteenth to seventeenth centuries). Studies and documents). Seria Istoria la feminin, Editura: Lexon-Prim, Chișinău, 2015, -351 p.

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Poetry recital and contest „Ştefan cel Mare and the battle of Vaslui in the work of classical and contemporary Romanian authors”

10 January 2016

Poetry recital and contest „Ştefan cel Mare and the battle of Vaslui” in the work of classical and contemporary Romanian authors”
On January 10th were marked 541 years of the glorious victory of ruler Ştefan cel Mare in the Battle of Vaslui. On this occasion, the National Museum of History of Moldova held a poetry recital dedicated to Ştefan cel Mare's manhood and heroism. The recital and contest were organized by the Academy "Ştefan cel Mare", Association "Military traditions" and the host institution.

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Musical literary show „We are here to carol!”

23 December 2015

Musical literary show „We are here to carol!”
The National Museum of History of Moldova (coordinator: Larisa Bardier) in collaboration with the Social service „Personal Assistance" (coordinator: Tatiana Plucci) and the Center for Aesthetic Education „Lăstărel" (coordinators: Alexandr Cocean, Viorica Florea and Elena Prutean) have organized a musical literary show for children from disadvantaged families living in the municipality of Chișinău of with the title „We are here to carol!".

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Launch of the volume “Poles in Moldova. History and present”

14 December 2015

Launch of the volume “Poles in Moldova. History and present”
The book POLONEZII ÎN MOLDOVA. ISTORIE ŞI CONTEMPORANIETATE. CULEGERE DE STUDII ŞI DOCUMENTE " (Poles in Moldova. History and Contemporaneity. Collection of studies and documents) (Chișinău - Poznań - Warszawa, 2015, 368 p.) was released on Monday, December 14th, 2015 at the National Museum of History of Moldova.

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The Ball of Christmas Trees

11 December 2015

Ball of Christmas Trees
The 5th edition of the Exhibition of Christmas Trees ended with the traditional Ball of Christmas Trees, charitable event signed by KLumea which took place in the evening of December 11th at the National Museum of History of Moldova.

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Concert of Carols at the National Museum of History of Moldova

6 December 2015

Concert of Carols at the National Museum of History of Moldova
The artistic groups of the Aesthetic Education Centre „Lăstărel" performed a concert of carols "Open the door, Christian" on Sunday, December 6th, on the ground floor hall of the museum, within the Exhibition of Christmas Trees.

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Celebrations commemorating the centenary of World War One

30 November 2015

Celebrations commemorating the centenary of World War One
National Museum of History of Moldova and the French Embassy in Moldova organized a series of events designed to bring in the focus the premises, evolution and consequences of a military conflict that has radically changed the destiny of Europe.

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XV SYMPOSIUM OF NUMISMATICS

30 October 2015

XV Symposium of  Numismatics
The National Museum of History of Moldova, in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology „Vasile Pârvan" of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest and the Numismatic Society from the Republic of Moldova organized from October 29th to 30th, 2015 the XV SYMPOSIUM OF NUMISMATICS, the works of which were held  at the National Museum of History of Moldova.

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25th Annual Scientific Session

9 October 2015

 25th Annual Scientific Session
Following the yearly tradition, the National Museum of History of Moldova organized on October 8th and 9th, 2015 the 25th edition of the Yearly Session of Scientific Papers. The Session from October 8th-9th, 2015, as the ones from previous years, had three components: plenary session, issue of the museum journal Tyragetia and discussion in panels.

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Book Release: Sava Eugen, „Settlements from Late Bronze Age in the space between Prut and Dniester Rivers” Chișinău, „Bons Offices”, 2014, 492 p.

24 September 2015

Book Release: Sava Eugen, „Settlements from Late Bronze Age in the space between Prut and Dniester Rivers” Chișinău, „Bons Offices”, 2014, 492 p.
On September 24th, 2015 at the National Museum of History of Moldova was released the book "Așezări din perioada târzie a epocii bronzului în spațiul pruto-nistrean (Noua-Sabatinovka)" (Settlements from Late Bronze Age in the space between Prut and Dniester Rivers), signed by dr. hab. Eugen Sava, general director of the museum, with the contribution of researchers Mariana Sîrbu and Eugen Mistreanu.

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#Exhibit of the Month

Pottery, especially fired clay vessels, is the most common archaeological material found at the sites of the Thracian-Getae-Dacian civilization. Specific to the Getae ceramics is the hand-shaping of vessels, without a potter's wheel, unknown, by the way, to our most distant ancestors in the 6th-3rd centuries BC.Getae potters used a porous clay body made of clay mixed with various ingredients like crushed shards and shells, crushed limestone, coarse sand, and so on to make their wares. When fired in special kiln, wares acquired different colors and shades: from black to gray or yellowish-red. The richest collection of Getae vessels on the territory of the Republic of Moldova comes from the Getae fortress of Butuceni, where for the first time in 1946 the Russian archaeologist G. Smirnov discovered the remains of the fortress with the remains of stone walls and earthen ramparts, which he called a Scythian fortress (sic!)...

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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.
©2006-2021 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
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Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
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