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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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Activities dedicated to International Children's Day

1 June 2019

On the occasion of the International Children's Day, the National Museum of History of Moldova organized on Saturday, June 1, the activity for children "We assemble history through puzzle".

In this event, the children together with their parents had the opportunity to put together large puzzle pieces on historical themes, a beneficial activity for each member of the family which trains attention and memory, develops fine motor skills of hands, coordination and orientation in space, develops thinking and imagination. Also, the assemblage of large images improves perseverance and trains the ability of not giving up on big issues, as these can be resolved gradually by dividing the work in small steps.


Book presentation „Refugiul regelui suedez Carol al XII-lea (1709-1714) în Imperiul Otoman. Calabalâcul de la Varniţa”, Chișinău, 2019. Editura Lexon-Prim. 516 p. Author: Robert R. Denndorf.

23 May 2019

The National Museum of History of Moldova hosted on Thursday, 23 May 2019, the book presentation Refugiul regelui suedez Carol al XII-lea (1709-1714) în Imperiul Otoman. Calabalâcul de la Varniţa, Chișinău, 2019. Editura Lexon-Prim. 516 p. Author: Robert R. Denndorf. The event took place in the Blue Room and gathered together researchers, museographs, pupils and students.


The International Museum Day and European Night of Museums

18 May 2019

National Museum of History of Moldova, under the patronage of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, organized on May 18, 2019, between 10.00 – 24.00, the International Museum Day and European Night of Museums. This year the events was held under the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”.


Activities dedicated to the International Day of Families

12 May 2019

The International Day of Families is marked each year on May 15th. The role of this day is to emphasize the importance of all family members, whether parents, grandparents or brothers, and the importance of paternal education for the future of children.

On May 12th, the Section Public Relations, Museum Education offered the public a special fun and educational program - "Together at the Museum", which was addressed to both children and adults. The visitors have actively participated at the workshops organized for this purpose - "The mysteries of prehistoric ceramics", "Magic hands", "History and the art of writing" - as well as the interactive activity "From fragment to whole".


National Session of Reports “Archaeological research in the Republic of Moldova. Campaign of 2018”

18 April 2019

On April 18, 2019, on the occasion of the International Day of Monuments and Sites, the National Museum of History of Moldova, in partnership with the National Archaeological Agency, the National Archaeological Commission and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research organized the 3rd edition of the National Session of archaeological reports.

During this meeting were presented the results of archaeological research in the campaigns conducted in 2018.



Japanese-style ancestral tradition

2 March 2019

The Mărțișor, celebrated each year in the early days of March, symbolizes the renaissance and the arrival of the spring and makes us feel the energy of a new beginning.

At the National Museum of History of Moldova this event was marked on March 2 by the „Japanese-style ancestral tradition" event organized by the Public Relations Department, Museum Education (coordinator: Natalia Popovici) in collaboration with the Youth Station of the Young Tourists from Chișinău municipality and Origami Center Moldova.

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Museum heritage in stamp collections

13 February 2019

 "Poşta Moldovei" presented on February 13, 2019, the series of postage stamps „Antique radio receivers" on the occasion of World Radio Day.

The series consists of two postage stamps depicting radio receivers from the collection of the National Museum of History of Moldova. The first postage stamp, with a nominal value of 1.75 lei, is the „Telefunken" radio, Koncert Trial model, manufactured between 1934 and 1935 at the Prague-Prelouc radiotelephone company in Czechoslovakia.

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Remembrance of the Holocaust

29 January 2019

In the agenda of events, which remembered all those who suffered from this tragedy and error of mankind, were scheduled two activities organized by the Department of Public Relations, Museum Education.

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From heart to heart on Christmas

23 December 2018

On December 23, around the winter holidays, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted an event dedicated to children, including children with disabilities and Down syndrome. The event “From heart to heart on Christmas” organized in collaboration with NGOs „Sunshine” and „Childhood” was a surprise for the guests.


The National Fair of the Carpet „COVORUL DORULUI” 5th edition

16 December 2018

The 5th edition of the National Fair of the Carpet was held simultaneously in three national museums: the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History (Mihail Kogălniceanu Street, no. 82), the National Museum of History of Moldova (31 August Street, no. 121A) and the National Art Museum of Moldova (31 August Street, no. 115).


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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:
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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