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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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Educational activity “Be aware, not addicted!”

14 December 2017

On December 14th, the Section of Public Relations and Museum Education has organized for the students of the 8th grade from the Republican Boarding School with Sports Profile from Chișinău the activity "Be aware, not addicted!". The action concerns the implementation of the National Health Promotion Program for the years 2016-2020.

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Event dedicated to the traditional Swedish holiday, Santa Lucia

11 December 2017

 
The Embassy of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova celebrated St. Lucia's Day on 11th November 2017 at the National Museum of History of Moldova - one of the most important cultural traditions in Sweden, which announces the Christmas. Lucia is an ancient mythical character who has the role of bringing light into the darkness of the Swedish winters; therefore she is also called the Queen of Light.

The event started with the speech of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Chișinău, Mrs. Signe Burgstaller, who spoke about the significance of Santa Lucia holiday. The speech was followed by a special musical moment performed by the Swedish choir "Carl Gustaf's Pop".

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TRADITIONAL CONCERT FOR THE NATIONAL DAY OF ROMANIA

30 November 2017

On Thursday, 30 November 2017, at 18:00, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted in the Blue Room a concert dedicated to the National Day of Romania, organized by the Organ Hall of Chişinău.

The concert for the Day of Romania was attended by the National Chamber Orchestra, first conductor Cristian Florea, soloists: the young instrumentalists Ștefan-Gabriel Luță (violin), Cezar Bordian and Adriana Babin (panpipe).

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Conference of the National Museum of History of Moldova History. Archeology. Museology, the 17th edition

20 October 2017

The annual scientific conference of the museum History. Archaeology. Museology, the 27th edition, took place on October 19 and 20, 2017. The conference began with the opening speech of Eugen Sava, general director. Several speeches and two papers were presented at the plenary session. Also, was presented the latest issue of the museum journal Tyragetia 2017, No. 2. The journal appears twice a year, has a language specific to scientific disciplines, but accessible to the public. Each article addresses a particular theme, a certain reality. The event organized by the museum gathered together in Chişinău 60 specialists (scientists, museographers, university professors) in the fields of history, archeology, museology from Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Romania etc.

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Symposium of Numismatics, 17th edition

6 October 2017

On October 5 and 6, 2017 was held the 17th edition of the Symposium of Numismatics at the National Museum of History of Moldova in collaboration with "Vasile Pârvan" Institute of Archeology of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest and the Numismatic Society of the Republic of Moldova. The event was attended by researchers and collectors from Moldova, Belarus, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine, who presented 21 scientific papers. During the symposium were discussed issues of general numismatics, as well as subjects related to the valorization of numismatic material discovered on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and the countries of origin of the participants.

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13th World Meeting of Bulgarian media

5 October 2017

 
On October 5, 2017, from 9:00 to 10:30, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the opening ceremony of the 13th World Meeting of Bulgarian Media. This year's theme was "Neighborhood Policies".

The Bulgarian World Media Forum held in Chisinau on 4th to 8th October 2017, was organized by the Bulgarian National News Agency, BTA, and the Bulgarian Media Association all over the world, in collaboration with the State Information Agency "Moldpres".

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Concert of „7 Klase” band in the courtyard of the National Museum of History of Moldova on the occasion of the European Heritage Days

25 September 2017

On Monday, September 25, the local band „7 Klase" gave its debut concert in the courtyard of the National Museum of History of Moldova entitled "We Take Flight."

The event wass organized by Hit Music Factory, Sens Music Production and the Senate of the students of the Theoretical Lyceum "Gheorghe Asachi" on the occasion of the European Heritage Days in partnership with the Agency for Inspection and Restoration of Monuments of Moldova, Chisinau Municipality, Mimi Castle and National Museum of History of Moldova.

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Movie night under the stars, 4th edition at the National Museum of History of Moldova

9 September 2017

The traditional event - Movie night under the starts, reaching the 4th edition, was held in the courtyard of the National Museum of History of Moldova from August 24 to September 09, 2017. The lovers of the seventh art had the opportunity to watch from Thursday to Saturday, starting at 21:00, masterpieces of universal cinematography. The outdoor projection 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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Celebrating the centenary of Dinu Lipatti

19 August 2017

The National Museum of History of Moldova hosted a special event in memory of Dinu Lipatti, 100 years from the birth of the Romanian pianist and composer, event organized by the Moldovan National Youth Orchestra.

The most important Romanian pianist of all time - Dinu Lipatti, has been celebrated in Chișinău in the Blue Hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, through a novel piano recital, performed by Laura Balicov and Alexandru Prigalo. The protagonists of the homage concert performed on the piano the following plays: „Sonatina for the left hand" and „Nocturna" by Dinu Lippati, "Waltz in mi bemol major - Op. 18" and "Brilliant Waltz" op. 34 no. 1" by Frederic Chopin, „Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by J.S. Bach.

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Commemoration of the victims of political repressions of the communist totalitarian regime

8 August 2017

On August 8, at the National Museum of History of Moldova was held an event for the commemoration of the victims who had suffered the plight of political repressions of the communist totalitarian regime. The event was attended by: Ion Coropceanu, Senior State Councilor of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova; Oleg Babin, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs; Gheorghe Postică, Deputy Minister of Culture; Eugen Sava, General Director of the National Museum of History of Moldova; Ion Varta, General Director of the State Archives Service of the Republic of Moldova; Simion Carp, Rector of the Academy „Ştefan cel Mare" of the MIA; Ghenadie Cosovan, President of NGO „Credință Patriei"; Anatol Caraman, President of the Association of Veterans of the 1992 War „Tiras-Tighina"; representatives of the academia, employees of the National Museum of History of Moldova and the Academy „Ştefan cel Mare".

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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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