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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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Open Air Concert: Vinnytsia Philharmonic Choir

29 July 2022

On July 29, 2022 at 20:00, a concert of the Vinnitsia Philharmonic Choir conducted by Olga Baboshina (Ukraine) took place at the National Museum of History of Moldova.

The event is part of the summer project "Moldova-Romania-Ukraine-Europe Youth Orchestra". The concert program was composed exclusively of choral works from the Ukrainian repertoire


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The opening of the exhibition “In reward for the merits... State awards of the Republic of Moldova to the 30th anniversary”

28 July 2022

On July 28, in the upstairs hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, the opening of the exhibition "In reward for merits... State awards of the Republic of Moldova to the 30th anniversary" took place.

On behalf of the President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu, Silviu Andrieș-Tabac, State Heraldist, member of the Heraldry Commission under the Office of the President of the Republic of Moldova delivered a greeting speech; Livia Sîrbu, Deputy Director of the National Museum of History of Moldova, welcomed those present


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Opening of the exhibition “30 years of diplomatic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Moldova”

21 July 2022

On July 21, the opening of the exhibition "30 years of diplomatic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Moldova" took place at the National Museum of History of Moldova.

The exhibition presents the evolution of German-Moldavian relations and highlights the important stages of development and the key areas of this cooperation


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“A Singles Concert”

15 July 2022

On July 15, 2022, at 19:00, in the courtyard of the National Museum of History of Moldova, as part of the La La Play Expedition, a special event called "A Singles Concert" was held.

The concept of a concert for single ones was born last year and turned out to be very successful. The event was held outdoors, where everyone could enjoy acoustic music under a beautiful summer sky, sitting on a blanket in a great mood!


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DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR VICTIMS OF STALINISM

6 July 2022

From July 5 to July 6, 2022, a series of events dedicated to July 6, the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism, was held at the National Museum of History of Moldova.

On July 5, 2022, the Scientific-Practical Conference "Memory of Stalinist deportations and repressions: practices, problems and prospects of museum exploration" took place. The event brought together representatives of the museum community, along with historians, anthropologists, philologists and lawyers concerned with museumification the memory of Stalinist deportations and repressions from the perspective of responsibilities, roles and challenges facing museums in presenting the totalitarian-communist past of the Moldavian SSR


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20 local fashion designers presented their collections on the Fashion Soirée runway

26 June 2022

On June 25 and 26, 2022, local designers and fashion ambassadors took part in the Fashion Soirée event. In the courtyard of the National Museum of the History of Moldova, 20 local brands presented their new summer collections. This wonderful event, held with live music, gathered more than 500 spectators, including celebrities and public figures

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Civil Servant’s Day

23 June 2022

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the court of the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the event dedicated to the celebration of the Civil Servant's Day, organized by the Chișinău City Hall

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Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova awarded the remarkable results of Civil Society Organisations in the Republic of Moldova

22 June 2022

Civil society organisations, funded by the European Union (EU), which have contributed to the consolidation of democracy, economic and social development of the Republic of Moldova were awarded within the Civil Society Gala 2022. The award event, organised by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, took place on 22 June in the yard of National History Museum of Moldova


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World Refugee Day marked with music and art exhibition in Chisinau

21 June 2022

World Refugee Day was marked in Chisinau with an art exhibition and a concert given by several artists from Moldova and Ukraine. Among the performers were Pasha Parfeni and Adrian Ursu from Moldova and saxophonist Igor Znatokov and singer Olga Gornyh from Ukraine

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Festive meeting dedicated to the Professional Day of Historians

18 June 2022

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, the Blue Room of the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the festive meeting dedicated to the Professional Day of Historians, established by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Moldova no. 427 of June 10, 2011. The event was attended by historians, teachers, ethnographers, museographers, archivists, students and history lovers

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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