“The Hen with Golden Chicks” returned to Buzau, after almost two centuries

The treasure “The Hen with Golden Chicks”, discovered at the end of the nineteenth century in Buzau county locality Pietroasele, will be exhibited for the first time in its original version in home region Buzau, at the County History Museum, as part of the extraordinary exhibition “Romania’s Ancient Gold and Silver”.
According to the general manager of Romania’s National History Museum, Dr. Ernest Oberlander-Tarnoveanu, over 1,000 archaeological exhibits of precious metals, of major historical, aesthetic and symbolic value may be admired on this occasion, the treasures discovered on Romania’s territory during the last two centuries, including the famous treasure from Pietroasele, known to wide audience as “The Hen with Golden Chicks”, as well as the impressive Dacian golden bracelets found in Orastie Mountains, Agerpres reported.
According to the manager of the host museum, Laurentiu Dumitras, “The County Museum of Sibiu has contributed 27 gold and silver pieces to this exhibition, including the monetary treasure of Carlomanesti – Cetatuia, the golden diadem of Gheraseni and numerous pieces discovered in the necropoles of Carlomanesti – Arman and Pietroasele.”
Archaeologist Sebastian Matei from the County Council of Buzau mentioned that the treasure of Pietroasele, discovered by two peasants of the locality in 1837 and recovered in the year 1838, “remains one of the greatest in the world, measuring 22 kilograms of gold, the second after Tutankhamun’s mask, that weighed 24 kilograms of gold and therefore, it had a tumultuous history, full of events such as thefts, mutilations and attempted destruction”.
The traveling exhibition – event “Romania’s Ancient Gold and Silver” may be admired at the Buzau County Museum until November 1.
The exhibition project “Romania’s Ancient Gold and Silver” was developed in December 2013 by Romania’s National History Museum, in partnership with 31 museums of archeology and history in the country, and represents one of the greatest initiatives of this sort organized in Romania for the last 20 years.

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