Mon, Sep 20|
The Menhir of Baia-Hamangia / The History of Romania in One Object
An anthropomorphic monument dating back more than 5,000 years
Time & Location
Sep 20, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT
About The Event
The next six episodes of "The History of Romania in One Object", created in partnership with the Museum of National History and Archaeology in Constanța, will focus on artifacts and objects found in the culturally diverse province of Dobrogea (Dobruja), a Southeastern region of Romania bordering the Black Sea, whose rich historical texture was woven by Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences.
The first object in focus is the Menhir of Baia-Hamangia, an anthropomorphic monument more than 5,000 years old, excavated in a burial mound from the Neolithic Age and discovered near the village of Baia in Tulcea County.
Text by archaeologist Valentina Voinea. Video presentation by historian Cristian Cealera. Film concept by Cristian Cealera and Constantin Țițineanu.
Our online series THE HISTORY OF ROMANIA IN ONE OBJECT, developed in partnership with some of the most important history museums in the country, evokes decisive epochs in Romania's past starting from artifacts or vestiges with powerful symbolic, representative value.