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The exposed object, an "askos" type ceramic vessel, comes from the tumulus necropolis near the village of Ciumai, Taraclia district. The vessel was discovered in 2015 in a cenotaph tomb attributed to the Jamnaja culture, dated to the early Bronze Age (ca. 3300-2600 BC).

The vessel, with an obviously asymmetrical configuration, is hand-moulded from quality clay paste, having a smooth brown surface with gray spots. The body of the vessel is provided with a pronounced protrusion and a truncated neck with a wider opening towards the mouth. The vessel has a stem and is ornamented with three pairs of symmetrically placed relief appliqués. The height of the bowl is 15.5 cm, the diameter of the mouth is 11.4 cm, the diameter of the body is 15 cm and the diameter of the base is 7.5 cm. Such vessels in the archaeological literature are known as "askos" vessels, the respective term being of ancient Greek origin, denoting one of the primitive containers of the period - the bellows made of animal skin.

In prehistoric times, among some peoples, the bellows was transposed into ceramics, in these cases the basic features of the archaic leather vessel were preserved, acquiring a prominent convex shape with a stem and a flat bottom. From the original appearance of the bellows, the asymmetric mouth corresponding to the animal's neck has been preserved, and sometimes three or four legs, corresponding to the appendages of the flayed skin from the animal's legs. These vessels have lost their original zoomorphic character, entering as a new form in the inventory of Neo-Eneolithic ceramics. The first vessels of this type are attested in Greece, in the early Neolithic (ca. 5000-4500 BC) having the shape of cups or cups. In the Neo-Eneolithic Carpatho-Balkan cultures, the type of Aegean askos of short or tall form, with or without legs and with a handle, is found. Less often, they are provided with two mouths (one for filling and one for emptying) or they are off-center and provided with strangely shaped mouths. In the space between the Carpathians and the Dnieper, only tall forms of simple askos, without zoomorphic elements, are known. Askos-type vessels are present in various prehistoric cultures, especially in Southeast Europe and Anatolia.

Being often discovered in association with cult inventory, askos vessels could be an important indicator of use in religious ritual practices. Along with the zoomorphic, anthropomorphic and rhyton-type vessels (roughly conical container from which, in some ceremonies, liquids were drunk or poured), the askos were included in the category of vessels intended for worship, being related to libations (ritual act that consisted of tasting and then pouring a cup of wine, milk, etc. as homage to the deity).

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The opening of the exhibition "Mom, I don't want war!!!"

30 September 2022

On September 30, at 12:00, in front of the National Museum of History of Moldova, was opened the exhibition "Mami, I don't want war!!!", organized in partnership with the Polish Institute from Bucharest, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Republic of Moldova and the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Moldova.

The exhibition features historical drawings by Polish children from 1946, which record their experience during World War II and the German occupation of 1939-1945, as well as contemporary drawings by Ukrainian children about the ongoing war in Ukraine and which can be found on the Mom I see war portal


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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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The exposed object, an "askos" type ceramic vessel, comes from the tumulus necropolis near the village of Ciumai, Taraclia district. The vessel was discovered in 2015 in a cenotaph tomb attributed to the Jamnaja culture, dated to the early Bronze Age (ca. 3300-2600 BC)...

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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.
©2006-2024 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.
©2006-2024 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