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National History and Archaeology Museum

National History and Archaeology Museum


Corridor: Via Pontica, Danube Road
Country: Romania, Constantza
National History and Archaeology Museum

The first attempts at establishing a museum at Constanta date from the first half of the 19th century. However, the Romanian Academy and the local authorities took an interest in ancient vestiges only after the Independence War (1877 - 1878) and the integration of Dobrudja in the Romanian state. Remus Opreanu, the first Romanian prefect in Dobrudja, and the school inspector Ion B?nescu gathered vestiges in Constanta and from its surroundings and sheltered them in the building of the Prefecture. The small museum fell apart because of a fire in 1882. The rescued monuments were sheltered in the pavilion of the public garden. After many shifts, the National History and Archaeology Museum was completely reorganized in 1977. The museum building was raised in the early 20th century, with a specific Romanian architecture for the local administration. The Constan?a City Hall gave it to the museum in 1977. There are collections of prehistoric, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and mediaeval archaeology: flint tools, pottery, stone, bronze and iron tools and weapons, architectural elements, sculptural art, glass pottery, bronze statuettes, jewels: bronze, silver and gold coins (Scythian coins as unique items); history items.

Pia?a Ovidiu nr. 12

0241/618.763; 0241/614.562; 034.140.873.9; 034.140.878.3

9 - 20 (summer); 9 - 17 (winter)