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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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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. I [XVI], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. I [XVI], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică

Chișinău, 2007

I. Researches


Вячеслав М. Бикбаев
Petreni “Towers” (from archaeological interpretation of aerial photographs to reconstruction of the Cucuteni-Tripolye settlements life)

Ion Niculiță, Aurel Zanoci, Tudor Arnăut
Fortifications of the Early Iron Age settlement Saharna Mare

Valeriu Banaru
Zur Verbreitung rotfi guriger Keramik im Nordwesten des Pontos Euxeinos (Bemerkungen zu einem Buch über Handel und Gebrauch attischer Gefäße im pontischen Raum)

Валерия П. Былкова
Late Scythian Settlements in the Lower Dnieper Region: chronology and attribution

Adrian Husar
State and Church in the Later Roman Empire: Valentinian I, Valens and the Arian crisis

II. Papers and surveys


Nicolae Chetraru
Early Paleolith site Bobulești V

Ilie Borziac, Vitalie Burlacu
Epipaleolithic Svider in the Carpathian-Dniester area

Ilie Borziac, Nicolae Chetraru
Cucuteni stone articles treasure found at Costești village

Сергей М. Агульников, Евгения Ф. Редина
The burial cemetery “Zmeinaya Balka”, near village of Kosary, Odessa district

Alin Frînculeasa
Contributions apres des tombes Jamnaja dans Muntenia.Recherches archéologiques

Татьяна И. Демченко
Kurgans on the left bank of the Middle Prut (excavations of 1982 and 1984)

Сергей М. Агульников
The Belozerka culture horizon from the settlement Kriničnoe

Ion Niculiță, Andrei Nicic
Archaeological research conducted at the settlement Saharna-Dealul Mănăstirii

Viorel Stoian
Babadag inventory pieces from Siliștea, Brăila county

Иван Власенко
Hallstatt cultural-chronological horizons of multilevel settlement Ivancea II

Dragoș Măndescu
The sling – a less known weapon of the Getes

Alexandru Levinschi
Preliminary data about initial period of getian settlement in fortified Saharna Mare

Octavian Munteanu, Vasile Iarmulschi
Pilot excavations at Horodca Mică fortification

Aurel Zanoci, Mihail Băț
Archeological researches conducted in 2006 at the Thracian-Getian settlement Saharna „La Şanț”

Evgeniya Redina, Natalia Mateevici
Sinope amphorae at Košary site, Odessa district, Ukraine

Marius Alexianu
Un aspect de l’économie thrace: esclaves contre sel

Octavian Bounegru
The expedition of Histrian admiral Hegesagoras to western Black Sea

Marek Żyromski
Power, legitimization and propaganda in Imperial Rome

Florian Matei-Popescu, Alexander Falileyev
A Note on ISM V, 115

Larisa Ciobanu
Les vestiges de la culture Sântana de Mureș-Černjachov de Sîngerei

Petre Mocanu
Christianity North of the Balkans in light of the archaeological materials (4th - 6th c. AD)

Ion Tentiuc
Aspects of funeral rite and ritual in the Prut-Dniester region in the early Middle Ages (The Molești-Ialoveni necropolis)

Iulia Postică
Public archaeology of museum complex Orheiul Vechi

Ana Boldureanu
Monetary finds chronicle (I)

III. Paper and book review


Игорь Манзура
Дергачев В.А. О скипетрах. Этюды в защиту миграционной концепции М. Гимбутас. Revista arheologică. vol. I. Nr. 2. Chișinău, 2005, 166 стр. ISSN 1857-016X.

Victor Cojocaru
Heinz Heinen, Antike am Rande der Steppe. Der nördliche Schwarzmeerraum als Forschungsaufgabe (Antichitatea la marginea stepei. Spațiul nord-pontic ca temă de cercetare), Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2006, 91 p., 23 fig.

Mihaela Paraschiv
O exegeză a psihologiei fricii. Alexander Rubel, Cetatea înspăimântată. Religie și politică la Atena în timpul războiului peloponesiac, Editura Universității „Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iași, 2006, 404 p.

Vlad Vornic
Octavian Liviu Şovan, Necropola de tip Sântana de Mureș-Černjachov de la Mihălășeni (județul Botoșani), Editura „Cetatea de Scaun", Târgoviște, 2005, 354 p.+390 pl., ISBN 973-7925-51-3

Ion Ursu
Adrian Ioniță, Spațiul dintre Carpații Meridionali și Dunărea Superioară în secolele XI-XIII, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2005, 228 p.+56 pl., ISBN 973-27-1215-5

Sergiu Popovici
Aurel Vîlcu, Theodor Isvoranu, Eugen Nicolae, Les Monnaies d'or de l'Institut d'Arheologie de Bucarest, Moneta, Wetteren 2006, 253 p., abrevieri, indice de catalog, 32 planșe, 884 fi g., 1 hartă, ISBN 90-77297-29-4

 


 

 


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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
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E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
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