Romania’s ancient gold and silver to be on display at MNIR

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‘Romania’s ancient gold and silver’ is a comprehensive exhibition of more than 1,000 representative archaeological items dug up in Romania dating back from the Neolithic to the 6th-7th centuries that will open in late October at the National Museum of Romania’s History (MNIR).

„This should be the exhibition of the year 2013 at MNIR”, MNIR Director General Erest Oberlander-Tarnoveanu told Agerpres on Friday after staring collecting exhibits for a China’s treasures exhibition.

He said ‘Romania’s ancient golf and silver’ has been prepared for one and a half year. Organisers want to showcase treasure items of precious metals made by the civilisations that used to roam today’s Romania, from the Neolithic to the era of migration’s and the time when the Byzantine Empire lost the Danube borders and mouths,’ said Tarnoveanu.

He added that displayed in special cases will be Neolithic treasure items form Moigrad and Sultana, gold Neolithic pieces from various museums, big gold treasures from the Bronze Era as well as Gaeto-Dacian treasures, not limited to the Dacian bracelets the public has started to know.

„Small items will also be on display that have never been publicly displayed, which will allow visitors to make a clearer idea of what gold meant in the Dacian civilisation”, said the MNIR official.

He said that besides famous thesauri of Pietroasele, Someseni and Apahida, the public and specialists will see items discovered over the past decade in the Cluj area, Sucidava, Oltenia, Dobrogea and Noviodunum, on the Danube banks, 2km east of Isaccea in the eastern county of Tulcea.

The exhibition, mounted in cooperation with 31 Romanian museums hosting important treasure items will stay open throughout February 2014, when it is scheduled to start travelling the country.

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