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Bronze cauldrons of the Scythian time are rare in the Northern Black Sea region, especially on its western borders. Therefore, those few items found on the territory of the Republic of Moldova occupy a worthy place in the collection of the National Museum of History of Moldova (NMHM). In particular, in the archaeological exhibition, two bronze cauldrons are displayed, discovered near the village of Nicolscoe in 1988 in burial mounds no. 14 and 15. In addition, in 2020, two bronze cauldrons without any accompanying documents were found in the collection of NMHM; however, they were visually identified as coming from various excavations in the Low Dniester region, such as burial mound no. 45 near Dubăsari and burial mound no. 1 near the Răscăieții Noi village.

The object presented as the exhibit of the month is a little-known find discovered in 1979 in barrow 1 near the village of Răscăieții Noi in the Ștefan Vodă district. In addition to its outstanding size (about 10 m high), this mound is known for discovering a cast bronze finial in the Scythian animal style on its surface in 1953. However, by the beginning of excavations, the locals had damaged part of the mound and a Scythian cast bronze cauldron was found near it. The cauldron was seriously damaged by mechanical impact, as a result of which the rim was deformed, and the walls, with one preserved vertical handle, were bent inwards. Fragments in the upper part of the body and one handle have been lost. The total reconstructed height of the cauldron is 24 cm (excluding the handles), the reconstructed diameter of the hemispherical cauldron is 30 cm, and the weight is 6.5 kg. In 2020, data on the chemical composition of the bronze cauldron alloy were obtained, revealing that it was cast from an alloy of almost 95 per cent copper. Unfortunately, due to the loss of information on the context of the discovery of the cauldron at Răscăieții Noi, it is impossible to link its discovery with one or another Scythian burial of the barrow. Moreover, the grave goods of other Scythian burials of Barrow 1 do not allow them to date below the 4th century BC. However, the cauldron with vertical handles from Răscăieții Noi most likely belongs earlier. This may be indicated by a bronze finial from the first half of the 5th century BC, which was found on this barrow in 1953. In addition, burial 7 from the nearest excavated barrow 2 at Răscăieții Noi, containing a plaque depicting a rolled predator (a copy of which is also on display at the NMHM), belongs to the mid- 5th century BC. Thus, there is a high probability that the cauldron from Barrow 1 at Răscăieții Noi is associated with the late Middle Scythian period or the mid-5th century BC.

Scythian bronze cauldrons in the west area are concentrated in three main regions: Bukovina-Podolia, the Lower Danube, and the Lower Dniester. Some Scythian cauldrons have no reliable archaeological context. Nevertheless, in combination with the same "stray" finds like the Scythian statues, the finds of Scythian cauldrons mark the Scythian presence, most likely not earlier than the late 6th century or even the turn of the 6th-5th centuries BC. The cauldrons first appeared in Bukovina, where they have been known since the middle of the 7th century BC. Bronze cauldrons (with their carriers) entered the steppe region 150-200 years later, and the "military" burials that appeared in the western steppe regions were no earlier than the middle of the 5th century BC. Most burials with cauldrons (and, apparently, the stray finds) are dated back to the second half of the 5th century BC. Then, in the early 4th century BC, their quantity was reduced, and after the first quarter of the 4th century BC, they completely disappeared from the cultural practice of the population of the steppes of the North-Western Black Sea region.

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Charity event "Sing for Hope"

5 October 2022

On October 5, at the National Museum of History of Moldova, took place a unique event: the launch of a piano painted by refugee children from Ukraine.

The "Sing for Hope" project is one of the largest public art projects in New York City and brings pianos painted by artists to the city's parks and public spaces. "Sing for Hope" aims to support children from war zones or who are in vulnerable situations through art therapy


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"Walk of Hope" flashmob at the Museum

4 October 2022

On October 4, the "Walk of Hope" flashmob took place, with the participation of over 60 young people, which was dedicated to the celebration of World Palliative Care Day, marked on the second Saturday of October.

The given action was organized by Hospices of Hope Moldova and the International Language Training Center ILTC, which decided to celebrate its 28th anniversary, together with the students of the Center, through an action to raise awareness and support terminally ill patients, part of the national Hospices of Hope Moldova network


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Interactive visit for children with hearing disabilities

4 October 2022

On October 4, at the National Museum of History of Moldova, the Department of Public Relations and Museum Education in collaboration with the Professional School no. 11 for young people with hearing impairments from Chisinau, organized a beautiful activity, entitled "Words that are seen, gestures that are heard".

Together with the museographer Galina Mîrzac, in the Red Room, the students got to know Cucutenian vessels and culture, so that later, in our workshops, they will have the opportunity to make and paint their own vessels


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Interactive visit for children with hearing disabilities

4 October 2022

Each year, the museum dedicates the last week of September to supporting the social inclusion of young people with hearing disabilities. On September 25, 30 children from the Professional School no. 11 for children with hearing disabilities, from Chișinău, spent together unforgettable moments at the museum.

Even if deafness is a disability that is not visible, young people who have such deficiencies are exposed daily to the risk of not being accepted by society. Most of them had attended special institutions, starting with kindergarten, where they were assisted by professionals of the gestural language. In order to be able to work, most of these persons would need the support of an interpreter of mimicry and gestures. In the Republic of Moldova, only nine specialists in mimicry are authorized for about 5000 people with hearing problems. One of them was invited at the activity organized by the museum to facilitate the children's access to the information displayed in the museum.


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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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#Exhibit of the Month

Bronze cauldrons of the Scythian time are rare in the Northern Black Sea region, especially on its western borders. Therefore, those few items found on the territory of the Republic of Moldova occupy a worthy place in the collection of the National Museum of History of Moldova (NMHM)...

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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