EN RO















#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). 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.

Virtual Tour



Events Archive



Book Presentation "Поселение с «зольниками» у села Одая-Мичурин, Республика Молдова / Die Siedlung mit „Aschehügeln" beim Dorf Odaia-Miciurin, Republik Moldova"

2 April 2012

On April 2, at the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova there was a presentation of the book „Poselenije s "zol'nikami" u sela Odaia-Miciurin, Respublika Moldova / Die Siedlung myth "Aschehügeln" beim Odaia-Miciurin Dorf, Republik Moldova" („The settlement with „ash pits" near the village of Odaia-Miciurin, the Republic of Moldova") by Eugen Sava and Elke Kaiser. The work appeared in the series of „Biblioteca Tyragetia", reaching to the nineteenth volume

Details>>

Book Presentation "Dosarul Transnistria. Istoria unui "conflict înghețat"

29 March 2012

On March 29, 2012, the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova hosted a presentation of the book by Corneliu FILIP "The Transnistria Case: History of a "Frozen Conflict" (ISPRI, 2012). The event was attended by Dan DUNGACIU, director of the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Romanian Academy, Dr. Gheorghe COJOCARU, director of the Institute of History, State, and Law of the ASM, Oazu NANTOI, a political analyst, Program Director at the Institute for Public Policy, Dr. Victor JUC, head of the International Relations Department of the Institute of European Integration and Political Sciences of the ASM, Dr. hab. Nicolae Enciu, head of the Contemporary History Department of the Institute of History, State, and Law of the ASM, Dr. Anatol ŢĂRANU, researcher at the Institute of History, State, and Law of the ASM, who gave speeches on the issue

Details>>

Scientific Conference „94 Years since the Union of Bessarabia with Romania”

27 March 2012

The National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova, the Institute of History, State, and Law of the ASM, the Institute of Philology of the ASM, and the Association of Historians of the Republic of Moldova have held on 27 March 2012 the scientific conference "94 Years since the Union of Bessarabia with Romania". The event was attended by scientists, teachers, students, men of culture, etc. It was focused on such issues as Social Descendants of the Union Creators, Role of the Bessarabian Clergy in the Unification of Bessarabia with Romania in 1918, and others.

The conference program can be found here.

Details>>

Scientific Conference „Union of Romanian Principalities of 1859: Historical Context and Contemporary Significance”

24 January 2012

On 24 January 2012 the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova hosted the Scientific Conference "Union of Romanian Principalities of 1859: Historical Context and Contemporary Significance". In the opening session of the conference the audience was addressed with welcoming speeches by Mr. Gheorghe Negru, Acting President of the Association of Historians from Moldova, Mr. Ion Negrei, Vice President of the Association of Historians from Moldova, Mr. Gheorghe Postică, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Moldova, His Excellence Marius Lazurcă, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Republic of Moldova, Dr. Gheorghe Cojocaru, director of the Institute of History, State and Law, Mr. Constantin Tănase, editor of the newspaper "Timpul de dimineață", Mr. Nicolae Dabija, editor of the weekly "Literatura și Arta", President of the Democratic Forum of Romanians from Moldova

Details>>

Scientific Symposium „Architect Robert Kurtz - 100 Years from the Date of Birth”

18 January 2012

On 18 January 2012, at the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova there was held the Scientific Symposium "Architect Robert Kurtz - 100 Years from the Date of Birth" organized by Ludmila Nastase, head of the Alexey Shchusev House Museum. The symposium was attended by architects N. Zaporojan, T. Nesterov, Acad. G. Bosenco. The reports presented at the symposium highlighted the unknown facts about the life and work of the architect Robert Kurtz, touched on themes of his creation and his contribution to the urban development in the Republic of Moldova.

Details>>

Annual Scientific Session 2011

21 October 2011

On October 20 - 21, 2011, at the museum there was held the Annual Scientific Session, having reached the twenty-first edition. In the session opening the audience was addressed by Eugen Sava, general director of the museum, Igor Şarov, dean of the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the State University of Moldova, Silviu Tabac, deputy director of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova

Details>>

Presentation of the “Tyragetia” Journal, Nos. 1 and 2, 2011

20 October 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011, during the scientific session of the museum there was presented the "Tyragetia" Journal, Nos. 1 and 2, 2011. Regarded as a whole, the magazine is a real contribution to knowledge of important aspects of history, archeology, museology, cultural heritage protection. Articles from the both numbers are signed by renowned, competent researchers and museologists from the country and abroad. The readers have the opportunity to get acquainted with the studies of foreign authors: Jan Bouzek, Jerzy Haltas, Tatiana Samoilova, Bernard Moiner, Bogdan Bucur, Yury Pyatnitsky and others

Details>>

Symposium ”NANO-2011”

8 October 2011

On 6-9 October in Chisinau there took place the fourth edition of the Symposium "NANO-2011" organized by the „D. Ghițu" Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, University of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Union of Technical Scientific Societies of Moldova, National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova and Moldova Humboldt Club.

Symposium objectives: bringing together experts from the institutions and organizations from various countries, which actively work towards the exchange of experience, promotion of new ideas and forms of cooperation, search of opportunities to attract young researchers in scientific cooperation with Germany and other foreign countries

Details>>

The 12th Numismatic Symposium

15 September 2011

From 15 to 16 September 2011 at the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova there were conducted proceedings of the 12th Numismatic Symposium organized by the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova, the "Vasile Pârvan" Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy (Bucharest) and the Numismatic Society of the Republic of Moldova

Details>>

Scientific Conference "Liturgical Standard of Stephen the Great"

25 August 2011

The conference highlighted scientific concept of the exhibition "Liturgical Standard of Stephen the Great" (held in Chisinau on August 27 to September 10), addressing the main historical, artistic and conservation issues on the flag. There were presented the following communications

Details>>

<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 >>

 

 


Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age
  
  

Come to Museum! Discover the History!
  
Visit museum
Visit museum
Summer schedule: daily
10am – 6pm.

Winter schedule: daily
10am – 5pm.
Closed on Fridays.
Entrance fees:  adults - 10 MDL, pensioners, adults with moderate disabilities / disability of the 3rd degree, students - 5 MDL, school students - 2 MDL. Free access: enlisted men (...)

WiFi Free Wi-Fi Zone in the museum: In the courtyard of the National History Museum of Moldova there is Wi-Fi Internet access for visitors.


#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)...

Read More >>

































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

 



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

menu
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