A box of archaeology. Holiday at the museum – The aim of this activity is to promote the archaeological discoveries from excavations, from Roman and medieval sites belonging to Mureș county. Seven Roman and seven medieval artefacts will be presented by researchers of the museum. The younger ones can take part in museum pedagogical activities related to the exhibited objects. The program can be attended every Tuesday and Wednesday during the marked dates, from 10–12 AM, and it is mainly recommended for children over five years. The participation fee is 10lei/ child. Registration is possible on the 0747773299 phone number and the maximum number of attendats is 25.
Rescue excavations at Călugăreni
Since november 2017 in the villages of Eremitu commune canalization works have started, wherethrough these interventions rescue excavations are needed.
The archaeological survey was undertaken at Dămieni, Călugăreni and Eremitu. The rescue excavation started on the section north to the fort, and during the survey was discovered a waste pit and a daub fireplace, with a dog skull underneath. These structures were part of the civilian settlement and have major role in understanding the stratigraphy and the chronology of the site. From the repertoire of the finds a large quantity of ceramic material, a ceramic moneybox, snake-pot fragments, bronze fibulae and rings can be mentioned.
A box of archaeology at the Night of the Museums
This year’s idea was to bring together Medieval and Roman finds from excavations of the Mureș County Museum and to present them parallel next to each other. The 14 finds reveal similar aspects of the Roman and Medieval Era, like Roman gaming counters and Medieval dices, Roman iron lamps and Medieval bronze candle trimmer. In order for visitors to have a better understanding, five minutes presentations were held about each object by specialists of the museum.
The museum pedagogical activities were strongly connected to the exhibited finds. Because of the two Roman moneyboxes from the exhibition, children could learn about Roman currency and paint their own coins. Related to the iron spur, the young ones could paint a horseman with spur. Of course, the Rota could not be missing either, but children enjoyed making candles and stamping on clay too. It was a lovely day with many inquiring people, eager to find out more about our special finds.
Young Romanists in Budapest
Between the 4th and 6th of May members of our team attended the 12th Conference of Young Romanists, organised in Budapest. The three days conference offered a varied selection of presentations, from numismatics to epigraphy, finds, hygiene issues in Roman times and even legislation. Our team presented different unique finds from the Roman site of Călugăreni.
On Saturday evening the whole team visited Aquincum and the wonderful exhibitions from there, after which the well earned relaxing followed in the garden between lovely people.
Night of the Museums at the Mureș County Museum
Title of activity: Periodic exhibition and museum pedagogical activity: A box of archaeology
Opening hours/location: 11.00–18.00 / Historical and Archaeological Museum
Program of the public lectures:
Description: The aim of the forthcoming activity is to popularize the archaeological collection, which gained new finds of great value from the recent excavations on Roman and medieval sites in Mureș County. The specialists of the museum will present seven Roman and seven medieval objects. Children will have the opportunity to attend museum pedagogical activities related to the presented objects.
Partner: Milites Marisiensis Association
Inauguration of the Hășmaș watchtower touristical boards
On the 11th of December, despite the cold Transylvanian winter, many people gathered on the top of the Hășmaș/Hagymás peak, near Ocland/Oklánd, to inaugurate the newly set touristic boards which inform people about the Roman watchtower. Several members of our team contributed with non-destructive research on the site and participated in the preparation of the boards. A lot of interesting information was shared and questions were asked, and hopefully many are to come.
The celebration of science
The weeks around the 3rd of November are dedicated in each year to the celebration of the ’birth’ of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 1825, Count Széchenyi István donated his one year’s income to create the learned society, which would treat different areas of science. With this occasion, on the 11th of November an archaeological conference took place in Odorheiu Secuiesc, organized by the Haáz Rezső Museum. The one-day conference offered a very colorful range of presentations, from prehistoric times till the First World War, from methodological perspectives to settlements, towers, interesting finds, castles and war trenches, to which our team also contributed. The day gained it’s purpose, since so much interesting and valuable information was presented.