August 2013

Open gates day

The National Museum of Transylvanian History with The County Council of Hunedoara, the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, the Dacian and Roman Civilisation Museum of Deva are organising "The Open Gates Day" at the archaeological site of Sarmizegetusa Regia (Grădiştea de Munte), Hunedoara County.

The National Museum of Transylvanian History with the partner institutions are inviting you on Saturday, the 31st of August 2013, starting at 10 AM to visit the archaeological site of Grădiștea de Munte, Hunedoara County, for the "Open Gates Day - Sarmizegetusa Regia 2013”.

Painted ceramics

Pottery painting is an art that spread around especially at the end of the Iron Age in temperate Europe. In the large settlements of the times of the Dacian Kingdom, the painted ceramics is represented mainly by tableware (“fruit bowls”, jugs, bowls, pots, two handle cups, etc.), as well as larger pieces. One of the most important production centres was in the dava of Brad, on the Siret river, followed in the order of the importance by Ocnița (Vâlcea county). The majority of the painted vessels were decorated with red stripes (in various shades) on a white-yellowish slip (called engobe), or applied directly on the ceramic clay. Other frequently used ornamentations were the geometrical ones, more or less complex.