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From the early days of Christianity, the cross meant not only an instrument of torture, but also a symbol of victory over death, a symbol of salvation. The object is made of silver, having the shape of a Byzantine cross with trapezoidal edges of the arms. The side arms and the one at the bottom seem to be turned inside a vessel (chalice (?)) with the trapezoidal "foot". The arms of the cross and of the "chalice" were ended with a decorative element in the shape of a sphere (drop). The cross has a decoration in relief, executed in the technique of filigree and granulation, consisting of drops, double and triple cords, circles with a drop in the center, and trefoils (?). In the center of the cross, at the intersection of the arms, there is a round mount with a cord-like edge, in which the pomegranate fruit is located. However, the main decorative element is the images of four peacocks turned to the right, with a snake in the beak, arranged on all the arms of the cross. The image of the peacocks is rendered in an artistic way, and their tails are stylized in the shape of a palmette.
The peacock, originated from India, due to its luxurious fan-shaped tail, was considered a symbol of the Sun. In ancient Greece, they were considered the sacred birds of the goddess Hera, and in ancient Rome they were considered the sacred birds of the goddess Juno. In Kievan Rus', the peacock (the Firebird) also symbolized the Sun. In the West, the peacock was considered a snake killer, and the iridescent colors of its tail were attributed to its ability to turn snake venom into solar substance. Since snakes in Iranian symbolism were considered enemies of the sun, it was believed that the peacock killed snakes, in order to create "eyes" from their saliva, iridescent with a bronze-green and gold-blue color on the feathers of its tail. Due to the bright splendor of the male peacock's tail, it has been compared with immortal gods and, therefore, with immortality. Peacocks are known as an emblem of greatness, royal authority, spiritual superiority, ideal creation.

In the early period of Christianity, the peacock was a symbol of love, resurrection, immortality, beauty, eternity of the soul, the all-seeing eye of the Church, and the peacock feather was the emblem of Saint Barbara. The image of peacocks with snakes in their beaks on the cross is not at all accidental; it symbolizes the victory of Christ over evil.

On the back side of the cross, traces of fixing are preserved, probably of a pin (missing), so the object served as a brooch (fibula), which was probably attached to the fabric. The piece is presumably dated back to the 9th-12th centuries.

The object has the following dimensions: height - 125 mm; width - 86 mm; weight - 47 g.


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On December 16, the Department of Public Relations and Museum Education organized an interactive event on the theme "It's your life, take care of it!" with the 5th grade students of the Gh. Asachi Theoretical High School from Chisinau. The action is part of the National Health Promotion Program 2016-2020 and is held at the museum for the fourth year in a row (...)

14th Heraldry Symposium

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„Movie at the Museum”

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Scientific conference "Bessarabian personalities and charitable gesture. Contributions (19th century - first half of the 20th century)"

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XXXth Annual Scientific Conference with International Participation “History. Archeology. Museology” held online

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 The annual scientific conference held by the National Museum of History of Moldova over the years has turned into a prestigious forum that brings together famous historians, archaeologists and museographers from the country and abroad. This year's conference communications featured thematic diversity, new methodological approaches, and interdisciplinary research. A significant part of the communications was based on the results of new archaeological investigations, the study of original archival sources, offering new interpretations of known sources.The conference brought together over 90 participants from 10 countries: Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, France, Tajikistan, Lithuania, Georgia, and the Russian Federation. (...)

Remember. 23 August

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes

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The International Conference "Hybrid War: Mechanisms and Consequences"

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The National Day of Culture at the National Museum of History of Moldova

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Activities dedicated to winter holidays

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Interactive activity with the theme "Be aware, not addicted!"

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Event dedicated to the great Azerbaijani poet Imadeddin Nasimi

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Book presentation: Victor Țvircun „ Monuments found on the territory of Moldova that witness the Moldovan-Russian relations”

November 12, 2019, 15:00, Blue Room

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18th Symposium on Numismatics

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Conference „30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall”

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 On November 9, 2019 was celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On this occasion the National Museum of History in in partnership with the German Cultural Center AKZENTE organized the Conference "30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall" with the participation of historians from Germany and the Republic of Moldova (...)

Workshop for young and old

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Academic conference HISTORY. ARCHAEOLOGY. MUSEOLOGY, 29th edition

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Meeting (in) visible heroines and movie screening

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Interactive visit for children with hearing disabilities

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The conference "Căpriana Monastery - 590 years from the first written mention"

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The workshop "The Lower Prut: Challenges and Opportunities"

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Seniors meet Juniors!

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Book presentation „Refugiul regelui suedez Carol al XII-lea (1709-1714) în Imperiul Otoman. Calabalâcul de la Varniţa”, Chișinău, 2019. Editura Lexon-Prim. 516 p. Author: Robert R. Denndorf.

23 May 2019

 The National Museum of History of Moldova hosted on Thursday, 23 May 2019, the book presentation Refugiul regelui suedez Carol al XII-lea (1709-1714) în Imperiul Otoman. Calabalâcul de la Varniţa, Chișinău, 2019. Editura Lexon-Prim. 516 p. Author: Robert R. Denndorf. The event took place in the Blue Room and gathered researchers, museographs, pupils and students (...)

The International Museum Day and European Night of Museums

18 May 2019

 National Museum of History of Moldova, under the patronage of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, organized on May 18, 2019, between 10.00 – 24.00, the International Museum Day and European Night of Museums. This year the events was held under the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition” (...)

Activities dedicated to the International Day of Families

May 12, 2019

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13th Symposium of Heraldry

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National Session of Reports “Archaeological research in the Republic of Moldova. Campaign of 2018”

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Japanese-style ancestral tradition

2 March 2019

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Museum heritage in stamp collections

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Remembrance of the Holocaust

January 22-29, 2019

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From heart to heart on Christmas

23 December 2018

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The National Fair of the Carpet „COVORUL DORULUI” 5th edition

December 16, 2018, 14:00 - 18:00

The National Fair of the Carpet was organised for the 5th consecutive year by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research in the contextxt of the promotion of the ellement "Traditional techniques of weaving carpets in Romania and the Republicof Moldova" which was inscribed on the UNESCO's Representaative List of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity of December 1, 2016 (...)

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

December 12, 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!" (...)

Reopening the Lazo Family Mansion

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

Chişinău, 8-9 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 (...)

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 yearly scientific conference HISTORY. ARCHAEOLOGY. MUSEOLOGY. 28th edition

CHIŞINĂU, October 18th and 19th, 2018

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

23 August – 15 September 2018

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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 (...)

Contest of essays dedicated to the Centenary of the Great Union

June 28-29, 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 (...)

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

June 5th, 2018

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International Children's Day

June 1st, 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 (...)

Museum Day and Night at the National Museum of History of Moldova

May 19th 2018

 This year, two of the most important events in the life of the world's museum community - International Museum Day and Museum Night were celebrated by the National Museum of History of Moldova on May 19th. On this occasion, the public of all ages was offered a special program of activities, which took place between 10.00-24.00. (...)

Creative workshop dedicate to family coat of arms

May 13th, 2018

On the occasion of the International Family Day, the Public Relations and Museum Education Department organized a workshop on "My Family's Coat of arms" for parents and children (...)

The 12th Edition of the Heraldic Symposium

27 April 2018

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„Jazz and Wine”, 5th edition

April 19th, 2018

  On April 19th, in the Blue Hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova was held the 5th edition of the Jazz & Wine Concert, supported by Geta Burlacu, alongside instrumentalists Petru Haruţă, Dan Brumă and Iulian Ursu (...)

Events dedicated to the International Day for Monuments and Sites

April 18, 2018

The National Museum of History of Moldova celebrated the International Day for Monuments and Sites through two activities organized by the Department of Public relations, museum education in collaboration with the museographers from the Section of restoration (...)

The National Archaeological Reports Session (campaign 2017)

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Symposium "The Union of 1918 in museum collections"

April 12, 2018

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Event for closing the campaign „You can”

On March 28, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted a celebration of the protagonists of the campaign "You Know You Can", launched in March 2018 by UN Women Moldova (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women) (...)

Event dedicated to the World Down Syndrome Day

18 March 2018

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The presentation of the book: „История жизни Марии Кантемир в письмах и документах”

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Educational activity “Be aware, not addicted!”

December 14th, 2017

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Cultural activities for Christmas at the National Museum of History of Moldova

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Christmas concert

December 14, 2017

 The National Museum of History of Moldova hosted on 14th December 2017 a Christmas Concert offered by the Organ Hall from Chișinău (...)

Event dedicated to the traditional Swedish holiday, Santa Lucia

December 11, 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 (...)

TRADITIONAL CONCERT FOR THE NATIONAL DAY OF ROMANIA

December 30, 2017

The National Museum of History of Moldova has celebrated the National Day of Romania through an extraordinary concert offered by the Organ Hall from Chișinău. The musical show was performed on November 30, starting at 18.00, in the Blue Hall of the Museum (...)

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

October 19-20, 2017

The annual scientific conference of the museum History. Archaeology. Museology, the 27th edition, took place on October 19 and 20, 2017 (...)

13th World Meeting of Bulgarian media

October 5, 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" (...)

Symposium of Numismatics, 17th edition

5-6 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 (...)

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

September 25, 2017

On Monday, September 25, beginning with 18:00 hours, the local band „7 Klase" gave its debut concert entitled "We Take Flight" in the courtyard of the National Museum of History of Moldova. (...)

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

24 August - 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. (...)

Conference „Discovering Lipatti”

August 19th, 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. (...)

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". (...)

In Memoriam ION UNGUREANU

August 2nd, 2017

On August 2, in the Blue Hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, was held an event to homage actor and director, Ion Ungureanu, deputy in the First Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, minister of culture in 1990-1994 (...)

Event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Moldova and the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic

July 12, 2017

The history of bilateral Moldovan-Czech-Slovak diplomatic relations officially begins twenty five years ago on June 1, 1992. On the occasion of this anniversary, a special event was held in the Blue Hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, in which the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Chișinău officially issued a special postmark (...)

Presentation of the cartographic album

June 20, 2017

On June 20, 2017, in the Blue Room of the National Museum of History of Moldova was presented the cartographic album "DESCRIPTIO BESSARABIAE". The event was organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute "Mihai Eminescu" in Chișinău, in partnership with the National Museum of History of Moldova (...)

Historian's Day 2017

June 18, 2017

On June 18, 2017, the servants of Goddess Clio from the Republic of Moldova celebrated the seventh edition of the professional day of the historian (...)

Anniversary Conference „The First Ecclesiastical Magazine in the Bessarabian Space”

June 8, 2017

The Institute of History of ASM in collaboration with the National Museum of History of Moldova organized on June 8, 2017, the Anniversary Scientific Conference "The First Ecclesiastical Journal in the Bessarabian Space (150 years since the publication of the journal Kišinevskie Eparhial'nye Vedomosti)" (...)

CHAMBER CONCERT

June 3rd, 2017

On June 3, 2017, at 14:00 hours, in the Blue Room of the National Museum of History of Moldova was held a chamber concert performed by violinist Lia RUSU, student at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts from Chișinău, 4th year, class of Assoc.Prof., Master of arts, Ella Vlaicu. The young violinist was accompanied by Vera Stolearciuc and Ghenadie Sinigur on piano (...)

CHRONOGRAPH IN THE MUSEUM

May 27-28, 2017

 The National Museum of History of Moldova is the traditional partner of the CRONOGRAF Festival, the only international documentary film festival in Moldova (...)

National Session of Reports "Archaeological Researches in the Republic of Moldova, Campaign of 2016"

May 24th, 2017

On May 24, at the National Museum of History of Moldova, was held the National Session of Reports "Archaeological Researches in the Republic of Moldova, Campaign of 2016" (...)

Series of events in the framework of project “Historical Site Camp of King Charles VII of Sweden at Varnița - valorization and promotion”

May 22-23, 2017

On 22 and 23 May, 2017, the National Museum of History of Moldova, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Moldova, NGO „Women. Hope. Future" (Varnița), ArmesMuseum from Sweden (Stockholm), and the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Sweden organized a series of events within the project „Historical site Camp of King Charles XII of Sweden at Varnița - valorization and promotion" (...)

European Night of Museums 2017

May 20, 2017

The event was held under the slogan: "Common hobbies: museum collections gather enthusiasts" (...)

Children activities organized on the occasion of the International Museum Day

May 18, 2017

The National Museum of History of Moldova celebrated the International Museum Day with its visitors at two events organized for the young audience: the lesson-contest "Know Your History" and a debate "Soviet Moldova: Myths and Gulag". Both activities were interactive, combining history fragments with educational elements for children (...)

Celebrating the International Museum Day

18 May 2017

In 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) established the International Museum Day, which is celebrated on May 18, in order to recognize the role of these cultural institutions in the development of society (...)

Activity dedicated to the International Family Day

May 14, 2017

On May 14th, Public Relations and Museum Education Section organized a workshop on "My Family Tree" dedicated to the International Family Day (...)

Symposium of Heraldry (11th Edition)

April 27, 2017

On April 27th, 2017, on the Day of the State Flag of the Republic of Moldova, in the conference room on the ground floor of the National Museum of History of Moldova was held the 11th edition of the Symposium of Heraldry. The scientific event was organized by „Paul Gore" Society of Genealogy, Heraldry and Archives in collaboration with the National Heraldic Commission by the President of the Republic of Moldova and the National Museum of History of Moldova (...)

Commemorating 25 years from the beginning of military actions aimed to protect the integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova

February 28, 2017

The National Museum of History of Moldova in cooperation with the Association of Humanitarian Law held on February 28, a conference commemorating the 25th anniversary from the beginning of military actions for the defence of the integrity and independence of Republic of Moldova (March 2nd, 1992) (...)

Music and dance performance „On Dragobete”

February 23, 2017

Every year, the National Museum of History of Moldova celebrates the Dragobete, god of youth in the local pantheon, patron of love and good mood. Promoting this holiday aims to cultivate perennial moral and spiritual values of love and friendship, respect for Romanian traditions among young people (...)

Book launch „The Ghetto of Chișinău, 1941-1942” by Paul A. Shapiro

February 9, 2017

On February 9, starting at 15.00, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted a book launch event of the Romanian edition of "The ghetto of Chisinau. 1941-1942" by Paul A. Shapiro, director of International Affairs and director emeritus of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies "Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel" at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. (...)

Interactive lesson „Education through tolerance and respect”

January 26, 2017

On January 26, at the National Museum of History of Moldova was held the interactive lesson "Education through tolerance and respect" for school teachers and university professors from Moldova, Germany, Poland, Romania and Ukraine (...)

Roundtable “Holocaust, hunger and deportations - crimes of the twentieth century”

25 January 2017

On 25 January 2017, the National Museum of History of Moldova in cooperation with "Ion Creanga" Lyceum organized a roundtable on "Holocaust, hunger and deportations - crimes of the twentieth century" (...)

Roundtable „Key problems of archaeological heritage management”

On December 15, 2016, between 15.00 and 18.00, will be held the roundtable "Key problems of archaeological heritage management" (...)

International scientific conference “Memory as cultural patrimony in Lithuania and Moldova. Exchange of experience in studying and preservation of memory of the victims of totalitarian regimes and soviet occupation”

Chișinău, 2-3 December 2016

The scientific event was organized by the National Museum of History of Moldova (on the initiative of Museum of Victims of Deportations and Political Repressions), in cooperation with the Museum of Genocide Victims and Research Center on Genocide and Resistance of Lithuania (...)

Presentation of the book “History of Bessarabia. Vol. 1: Preludes. From Paleolithic to the end of Antiquity” by Ion Ţurcanu

November 30, 2016

The National Museum of History of Moldova and the Editorial-Polygraphic House „Ştiința" have organized a book launch event on November 30, 2016, in the Blue Room of the museum, with presentation of publication signed by Țurcanu Ion - „Istoria Basarabiei. Vol. 1: Preludii. Din paleolitic până la sfârșitul Antichității" (History of Bessarabia. Vol.1: Prelude. From Palaeolithic until the end of Antiquity), Chișinău, 2016, 868 p. + 32 plates (...)

Scientific Conference „The Memory of the Victims of Totalitarian-Communist Regime: History, Impact, Responsibility”

25 November 2016

The scientific event was conducted within the State Program „Recovery and historical exploration of memory of the victims of totalitarian communist regime in Moldavian SSR during the years 1940-1941, 1944-1953" (...)

The yearly scientific conference of the National Museum of History of Moldova. XXVI edition

20-21 October 2016

The museum's yearly scientific conference History. Archaeology. Museology. Was held on October 20 and 21, 2016, The event is at the 26th edition and is part of the extensive scientific research activity of the museum, reflecting the interest of specialists for historical, archaeological and museographic research.The conference was attended by scholars, curators, university professors from various academic research institutions, museums and universities from Moldova, Romania, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland. (...)

XVI SYMPOSIUM OF NUMISMATICS

21-24 September 2016

Between 21 and 24 September, 2016, at the National Museum of History of Moldova was held the 16th edition of the Symposium of Numismatics, organized in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology „Vasile Pârvan" from Bucharest, the Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and the Numismatic Society from the Republic of Moldova (...)

 

 


Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age

  
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#Exhibit of the Month

From the early days of Christianity, the cross meant not only an instrument of torture, but also a symbol of victory over death, a symbol of salvation. The object is made of silver, having the shape of a Byzantine cross with trapezoidal edges of the arms. The side arms and the one at the bottom seem to be turned inside a vessel (chalice (?)) with the trapezoidal "foot". The arms of the cross and of the "chalice" were ended with a decorative element in the shape of a sphere (drop). The cross has a decoration in relief, executed in the technique of filigree and granulation, consisting of drops, double and triple cords, circles with a drop in the center, and trefoils (?). In the center of the cross, at the intersection of the arms, there is a round mount with a cord-like edge, in which the pomegranate fruit is located...

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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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