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Among the Greek mythological figures, there is a satyr (Ancient Greek: Σάτυρος), also called Silenus, a male spirit of nature and forest, known to be the companion of the gods Pan and Dionysus. Satyrs were imagined as dancing in the fields, drinking wine with Dionysus and chasing maenads and nymphs. According to the descriptions in myths, they had human-like upper part of the body and the horse-like or goat-like legs, and also a long and bushy tail.

Gradually, animalistic features in the image of a satyr recede, their lower limbs become human (legs, not hooves). The satyr Marsyas (Μάρσιας) plays a special role in Greek legends. Sometimes the god Pan is depicted in the guise of a satyr.

The historian Hesiod tells us about their origins, mentioning that satyrs are wine lovers, and legends also claim that it was the satyrs who saved Ariadne (Aριαδνη), the daughter of King Minos from Crete, who was abandoned by her lover Theseus (Θησεύς) on the island of Naxos (Νάξος).

It is believed that satyrs have tremendous strength and endurance, and also love music, and one of their main attributes is the flute. Also among the attributes of satyrs there are the thyrsus, vessels for wine, and wineskins.

The figurine of a satyr from the NMHM collection is unique. It is made of bronze and has a height of 17 cm. The figurine is made in a stylized manner, the character is presented in a standing position, as if he is holding something in his right hand, and his left hand is damaged. The left leg is also not completely preserved. Some researchers consider it to be the handle of a vessel (possibly of a cup). Certainly, the object had a symbolic character.

We assume that this artifact belongs to the period of Classical Greece and dates back to the 4th century BC.

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From the International Committee of the Red Cross Photo Archives, the TASS News Agency, the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, and The National Museum of History of Moldova

14 September 2017 – 28 January 2018
The National Museum of History of Moldova and the Interregional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Moscow (for the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Moldova) are organizing the exhibition "War and Humanitarian Action: the Lessons of History" from 14 September to 14 October 2017...


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The National Museum of History of Moldova opened a photo exhibition dedicated to the construction of the Bender - Galați railway line, celebrating an important anniversary moment in the history of the Moldovan railways...


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May 30 – October 3, 2017
The National Museum of History of Moldova opened on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the thematic exhibition „My name is Floricica", organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary from the creation of the world's first animation film studio...


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„The clock over time” 

May 18, 2017 – May 18, 2018
The exhibition is the result of research of the collection of watches from the National Museum of History of Moldova. The 150 watches displayed in the exhibition for the public reveal the evolution of the means of measuring time and of their makers as this activity was a constant concern and passion of man since Antiquity...


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„Scale Models Expo Chișinău 2017” 

May 7 - June 10, 2017
On Sunday, May 7th, at the National Museum of History of Moldova, was opened for the large public the exhibition of static models "SCALE MODELS EXPO CHISINAU 2017"...


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April 20 - May 17, 2017
On the occasion of the International Day of Monuments and Sites, the National Museum of History of Moldova opened on April 20, 2017, an exhibition dedicated to scientist Ion Hâncu...


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"Light from Light" 

April 4th – June 4th, 2017
The exhibition "Light from Light", opened at the Museum of History and Ethnography from Soroca, brings together 23 icons from the collections of the National Museum of History of Moldova devoted to Jesus Christ...


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„War in peacetime” 

15 March – 18 April 2017
Beginning with 15 March 2017 the National Museum of History of Moldova invites you to visit the photo-documentary exhibition "War in peacetime"...


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#Exhibit of the Month

Among the Greek mythological figures, there is a satyr (Ancient Greek: Σάτυρος), also called Silenus, a male spirit of nature and forest, known to be the companion of the gods Pan and Dionysus. Satyrs were imagined as dancing in the fields, drinking wine with Dionysus and chasing maenads and nymphs. According to the descriptions in myths, they had human-like upper part of the body and the horse-like or goat-like legs, and also a long and bushy tail. Gradually, animalistic features in the image of a satyr recede, their lower limbs become human (legs, not hooves). The satyr Marsyas (Μάρσιας) plays a special role in Greek legends. Sometimes the god Pan is depicted in the guise of a satyr...

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