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The exposed object, an "askos" type ceramic vessel, comes from the tumulus necropolis near the village of Ciumai, Taraclia district. The vessel was discovered in 2015 in a cenotaph tomb attributed to the Jamnaja culture, dated to the early Bronze Age (ca. 3300-2600 BC).

The vessel, with an obviously asymmetrical configuration, is hand-moulded from quality clay paste, having a smooth brown surface with gray spots. The body of the vessel is provided with a pronounced protrusion and a truncated neck with a wider opening towards the mouth. The vessel has a stem and is ornamented with three pairs of symmetrically placed relief appliqués. The height of the bowl is 15.5 cm, the diameter of the mouth is 11.4 cm, the diameter of the body is 15 cm and the diameter of the base is 7.5 cm. Such vessels in the archaeological literature are known as "askos" vessels, the respective term being of ancient Greek origin, denoting one of the primitive containers of the period - the bellows made of animal skin.

In prehistoric times, among some peoples, the bellows was transposed into ceramics, in these cases the basic features of the archaic leather vessel were preserved, acquiring a prominent convex shape with a stem and a flat bottom. From the original appearance of the bellows, the asymmetric mouth corresponding to the animal's neck has been preserved, and sometimes three or four legs, corresponding to the appendages of the flayed skin from the animal's legs. These vessels have lost their original zoomorphic character, entering as a new form in the inventory of Neo-Eneolithic ceramics. The first vessels of this type are attested in Greece, in the early Neolithic (ca. 5000-4500 BC) having the shape of cups or cups. In the Neo-Eneolithic Carpatho-Balkan cultures, the type of Aegean askos of short or tall form, with or without legs and with a handle, is found. Less often, they are provided with two mouths (one for filling and one for emptying) or they are off-center and provided with strangely shaped mouths. In the space between the Carpathians and the Dnieper, only tall forms of simple askos, without zoomorphic elements, are known. Askos-type vessels are present in various prehistoric cultures, especially in Southeast Europe and Anatolia.

Being often discovered in association with cult inventory, askos vessels could be an important indicator of use in religious ritual practices. Along with the zoomorphic, anthropomorphic and rhyton-type vessels (roughly conical container from which, in some ceremonies, liquids were drunk or poured), the askos were included in the category of vessels intended for worship, being related to libations (ritual act that consisted of tasting and then pouring a cup of wine, milk, etc. as homage to the deity).

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"A coffee outdoors" with Ariana Trofim

22 July 2023

On July 22nd, in the courtyard of the National Museum of History of Moldova, took place "A coffee outdoors" with Ariana Trofim, an event where participants had the opportunity to discover the secrets and subtleties of protocol and etiquette.

For 2 hours, the participants enjoyed a relaxing and interactive atmosphere, having the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn new things about the world of protocol and etiquette


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Book launch: "Prisoners of War: Chronicle of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905" by Simion Carp

18 July 2023

On July 18, in the Blue Hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, took place the book launch of Mr. Simion Carp, PhD of law and university professor, entitled "Prisoners of war: the chronicle of the Russian-Japanese from 1904-1905".

During the event, that atended notorious researchers and guests, after a brief presentation of the work by the author, the Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Moldova, H.E. Yamada Yoichiro, who appreciated the work and impressed the audience with his message during which he reviewed the events of the beginning of the 20th century


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Opening of the photo exhibition "Chisinau people of the 20th century"

17 July 2023

On July 17, in the yard of the National Museum of History of Moldova, the opening of the photographic exhibition "Chisinau people of the 20th century", a social and educational volunteering project, implemented by Volunteer Center RVC, took place.

During the event, Livia Sîrbu, deputy director of NMHM, Adele Bescetnicova, project coordinator, Ion Ștefăniță, project curator and Nichita Caterniuc, RVC volunteer participated with speeches


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Opening of the "I Love Sushi" exhibition

13 July 2023

On July 13, at the National Museum of History of Moldova, took place the opening of the "I Love Sushi" exhibition, organized in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Moldova and the Japan Foundation.

The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Moldova, Yamada Yoichiro, emphasized the close connection between food and a country's culture, expressing its attitude towards life through ingredients, the method of preparation and associated culinary traditions


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Inauguration of the "Bessarabians in the Gulag" exhibition in GNAS

6 July 2023

On July 6, the "Bessarabians in the Gulag" exhibition was inaugurated in the Great National Assembly Square, where the shocking testimonies of the victims of the Stalinist deportations from Bessarabia are exhibited. Two train cars, identical to those used for deportations, were brought into GNAS, giving the public the opportunity to get up close to this tragic part of our history

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The exhibition "Queen Maria, irresistible ambassador of Romanian history and folk art" has arrived at the local Museum of History and Ethnography in the village of Trușeni!

4 July 2023

On July 4, the exhibition "Queen Maria, irresistible ambassador of Romanian history and folk art" was inaugurated at the local Museum of History and Ethnography in the village of Trușeni.

This exhibition represents a cultural endeavor that aims to promote the beauty and richness of Romanian traditions and folk art, starting from the pride and passion with which Queen Maria promoted these authentic cultural values both through her political activity and through her cultural work


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Oriental Music Night

30 June 2023

On June 30th, we had the pleasure of hosting a very special event in our backyard: Oriental Music Night. This unique concert brought to the fore the mystery and beauty of Eastern cultures, offering the audience a unique musical approach.

The contrasts, sensuality and charm of these cultures came to life through the Moldovan National Youth Orchestra, which created a musical show that did not fit into the usual patterns


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National scientific conference “STALINIZATION AND DE-STALINIZATION: historical facts, myths, historical memory”

29 June 2023

On June 28-29, 2023, the proceedings of the national scientific conference "Stalinization and de-Stalinization: historical facts, myths, historical memory" took place, an event organized by the National Museum of History of Moldova, in cooperation with the Institute of History of the Moldova State University, the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism of the Romanian Academy, and the State University "Alecu Russo" from Balti

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World Refugee Day

20 June 2023

In the yard of the National Museum of History of Moldova, on June 20, 2023, an event commemorating World Refugee Day was held, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova and UNHCR. The theme of this year's edition of World Refugee Day - "Hope far from home: a world where refugees are always included" - is extremely relevant in the context of the strong example of refugee inclusion offered by the Republic of Moldova

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Opening of the exhibition "State Information Agency "Moldpres" - 33 years eyewitness of the Republic of Moldova"

20 June 2023

On June 20, 2023, at the National Museum of History of Moldova, the opening of the photo exhibition "State Information Agency "Moldpres" - 33 years eyewitness of the Republic of Moldova", which includes over 160 photos from political events, social, economic and cultural, since independence until now.

The director of Moldpres, Petru Beregoi, emphasized that the exhibition represents an opportunity to demonstrate that Moldpres, in addition to its main mission to inform, also has the responsibility to preserve the historical memory of the country through photographic art


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The exposed object, an "askos" type ceramic vessel, comes from the tumulus necropolis near the village of Ciumai, Taraclia district. The vessel was discovered in 2015 in a cenotaph tomb attributed to the Jamnaja culture, dated to the early Bronze Age (ca. 3300-2600 BC)...

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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