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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.

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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"

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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 scientific-practical seminar "The system of administration of archaeological heritage in the museums of the Republic of Moldova"

14 June 2023

On June 14, 2023, in the Blue Hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, took place the scientific-practical seminar "Archaeological Heritage Management System in the Museums of the Republic of Moldova", organized in collaboration with the National Archaeological Agency and under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova.

The event, which took place as part of the European Days of Archaeology, brought together museum institutions subordinated to local public authorities in the Republic of Moldova


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"Moldova has art - Chisinau has art"

10 June 2023

On June 10, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the second edition of the event "Moldova has art - Chisinau has art". This special event was dedicated to promoting the cultural wealth of our country and represented a unique opportunity to discover and support local artists.

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Civil Society Gala 2023, 4th edition

7 June 2023

On June 7, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the 4th edition of the Civil Society Gala 2023, an event in which Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from different regions of the Republic of Moldova were awarded for their commitment, dedication, activism and creativity in finding solutions to the most acute problems at the local and national level.

This year, CSOs from the Republic of Moldova were recognized in seven distinct categories. The awards were given as a sign of appreciation for the promotion of European values, the support of democracy and the contribution to the economic and social development of the Republic of Moldova


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Inauguration of the exhibition of old photographs "Vilnius - 700 years"

5 June 2023

On June 5, in the upstairs hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, took place the inauguration of the photographic exhibition "Vilnius - 700 years". The event was an opportunity to bring to the attention of the public the historical evidence about the evolution of the city of Vilnius in the period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

During the event, the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in Chisinau, Tadas Valionis, emphasized the importance of this exhibition in conveying the message of modern Vilnius as a democratic city with free people and an ascending economy


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International Children's Day at the Museum

28 May 2023

On May 28, the National Museum of History of Moldova organized a series of special activities dedicated to International Children's Day. Under the banner "Always stay a child!..", the event gathered a lot of enthusiastic participants, who spent a day full of fun and smiles.

During this event, children and parents had the opportunity to visit the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions for free, thus discovering the richness of our history and culture. This opportunity allowed the children to learn in an interactive and engaging way


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On May 28, the National History Museum of Moldova hosted a special event, The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2023, the largest and most stylish motorcycle charity event in the world.

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On May 27, a special event took place at the National Museum of History of Moldova, the African Fashion Show for Charity, which brought together African culture and local brands in a unique and stylish way. The event took place in a charitable context, with the aim of supporting Hospices of Hope Moldova.

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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)...

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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