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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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Education and raising awareness of school community about the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and drugs

12 December 2018

On December 12, Public Relations and Museum Education Section (coordinator: Natalia Popovici) organized for the students of the group 01 of the Professional School no. 9 from Chișinău an activity with the theme "Be aware, not addicted!". The non-formal activity relates to the implementation of the National Health Promotion Program for 2016-2020.



Reopening the Lazo Family Mansion

2 December 2018

On December 2, 2018, at 12.00, was opened the permanent exhibition „Bessarabian Ambient - The Mansion from Piatra - Interconnection of Historical Personalities" at the Lazo Family Mansion in Piatra, a branch of the National Museum of History of Moldova. The exhibition is opened on the occasion of the completion of the interior rehabilitation works of the Lazo Family Mansion.


International Scientific Conference „The Chronology of the Pre-Roman Iron Age and early Roman Age in Central and South-East Europe: Problems and Perspectives”

9 November 2018

The National Museum of History of Moldova in collaboration with the Moldova State University and the Ion Creangă State Pedagogical University with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation organized the international scientific conference The Chronology of the Pre-Roman Iron Age and early Roman Age in Central and South-East Europe: Problems and Perspectives. The event was held from 8 to 9 November 2018 at the National Museum of History of Moldova and the Moldova State University.

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International Scientific Conference “Polish-Moldovan relations to the centenary of the regaining of independence by Poland”

22 October 2018

 
The National Museum of History of Moldova hosted on Monday, October 22, 2018, starting at 10:00, the international scientific conference „Polish-Moldovan relations to the centenary of the regaining of independence by Poland".

The conference was organised at the initiative of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Moldova, in collaboration with the National Museum of History of Moldova, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.

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Movie night under the stars, 5th edition at the National Museum of History of Moldova

15 September 2018

The traditional event - Movie night under the stars, at its 5th edition, took place in the courtyard of the National Museum of History of Moldova between 23 August and 15 September, 2018.

The outdoor movie screening was organized by the Association for Charity and Promotion of Civic Culture, in cooperation with the National Museum of History of Moldova.

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“Closer”
Concert performed by Tania Cerga and Andrei Glavan

20 July 2018

On the evening of July 20, between 19.00 and 22.00 hours, an extraordinary musical performance was given in the courtyard of the National Museum of History of Moldova by artists Tania Cerga and Andrei Glavan. The concert in the open air "Closer" was a prelude to their first album. A love story, played otherwise by Tania Cerga and Andrei Glavan.


Concert „Classic Architectures”

29 June 2018


Moldovan National Youth Orchestra continues the series of classic music popularization events through the series of three concerts with the title "Captivating Architectures", second edition. The event worships the captivating national architectural monuments through quality music of various genres, along with unusual musical bands.


Contest of essays dedicated to the Centenary of the Great Union

29 June 2018

The National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the first contest of essays addressed to the audience of the National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova and the auditors of the National Institute of Magistracy in Romania.

The event, dedicated to the Centenary of the Great Union, was organized by the NIJ of the Republic of Moldova and the NIM of Romania based on the Collaboration Protocol signed in 2014 by the two judicial training institutions.

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International Methodological Seminar „Woman in Universal History. New methodological approaches"

5 June 2018

 
Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, National Museum of History of Moldova, International Federation for Research in Women's History organized on June 5th, 2018 the International Methodological Seminar „Woman in Universal History. New methodological approaches".


International Children's Day

1 June 2018

On June 1, when the International Children's Day is celebrated, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted an event dedicated to all children, including children with Down syndrome and other disabilities. The recreation and socialization event took place in the courtyard of the museum and was organized in collaboration with the "Sunshine" Public Organization.


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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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