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Archaeological artifacts in Neamț County

14 June 2021 No Comment

Archaeological discoveries in Neamț have brought to light various artifacts from the old cemetery of the Văratec Nunnery, located near the “Nativity of St. John the Baptist” Church. Therefore, during the foundation’s excavations for the historic monument’s rehabilitation, the archaeologists of the Neamț National Museum Complex together with Mr. Vasile Diaconu – the Head of Târgu Neamț Museum Department and a member of the National Archaeology Commission, have recently discovered over 70 tombs belonging to the first cemetery of the monastery, that was used since the end of the 18th century until almost the end of the 19th century. The research brought to the public’s attention a series of special objects, discovered in the archeological site: a ceramic container, most likely used as a candle, two wooden crosses, coins and a hermetically sealed bottle containing a paper document.

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Vasile Diaconu – archaeologist

 More about the archaeological discoveries from the old cemetery you can find out here:



In the summer of 2020, the Neamț archaeologists dug out 6.500-year-old households at a site in Topolița village, Grumăzești commune, near Târgu Neamț. The site has been known for almost two decades but was systematically “exploited” only in 2019. In 2017, a German team conducted a geophysical scan of the settlement here. Their study showed that “ruins” of a prehistoric village could be found in that area.


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Vasile Diaconu – archaeologist


The most important aspects of the archaeological research in the ancient Moldavia during the last century were summed up in the volume “A century of archaeology in the Eastern Carpathian space”, by Vasile Diaconu and Ludmila Pîrnău. Those interested can purchase it from the History and Ethnography Museum in Târgu Neamț or from the Neamț National Museum Complex’s Main Building.



Priest Constantin Matasă, museographer, archaeology personality and Neamț tourism representative, was a pioneer in the above-mentioned fields and left a significant legacy extended all over Neamț County. In 2017, Vasile Diaconu, the Head of Târgu Neamț Museum Department, reedited a study published by Priest Matasă about Neamț Fortress as a booklet.



If you arrive in Târgu Neamț it is worth stopping by at the History and Ethnography Museum. Here you can find out many interesting things. You can see, among others, mammoth bones, how a fountain of salted water and a 1500 years old household or a water mill looked like.


The History and Ethnography Museum regularly carries out experimental, numismatic and restoration workshops dedicated to students.


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