Museum

The Church and Archaeological Museum of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia.
The foundation of the newly created Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA was founded by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) at the New Athos Spiritual School in 2002. Since 2002 the Foundation has got an extensive collection of pre-revolutionary icons, books, lithographs, photographs and church utensils. In addition there are various architectural artifacts of the ancient Abkhazian temples in the Fund. The collection also contains paintings and graphic works of modern Abkhazian artists on religious topics.
Most exhibits of the Foundation have been discovered or acquired in Abkhazia from 2002 to the present day. The head of the Foundation is the Doctor of Theology, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar).
The Church and Archaeological Museum of HMA will be placed in the eastern three –storey wing of the Monastery of Simon the Canaanite in New Athos. This building was used as an exhibition hall in the Soviet period.
The online exposition of the Foundation of the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA is available in the official website of HMA (www.anyha.org.category/museum). Dear visitors of the website anyha.org! The administration of the Foundation of the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA appeals to all residents of Abkhazia with a request for information or transfer of thematic materials and artifacts on the ancient and modern history of Christianity in Abkhazia to the Museum Fund.
Our address: The Republic of Abkhazia, Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia, Monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite in New Athos.
 
 Contacts: Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar)
 
 
 


Металлические рельефные пластины с видом Ново-Афонского монастыря (нач. ХХ в.)

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Issue of the Literary newspaper with a publication about the “Maykop finding”

The Literary newspaper (publishing office of the Union of Writers of the USSR), No. 152, 21 December, 1963 (original).
Publication “Maykop finding”.

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Ceramics from the ruins of the church of St. George in the village of Ankhua

Two fragments of the lower parts of pithos (large ceramic vessels) and small fragments of ceramics. On July 22 2019, they were discovered during a working trip of Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) and employees of the Department for the Protection…

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The collection of paintings by the artist Batal Japua

The collection of paintings by the artist Batal Japua from the fund of the Church and Archaeological Museum of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia.

1. “Eustathy Apsilian.” 2003, watercolor / paper, 31 × 56 cm.
2. “Tsar Leon III”. 2003, watercolor…

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Katsiya A. K. Monuments of architecture in the Tsquara valley

Katsiya A. K. Monuments of architecture in the Tsquara valley (Sources on the archeology of Abkhazia. Tbilisi – 1967). Separate print. Original.

It was presented as a gift to the Church and Archaeological Museum of HMA by A. Y. Dbar…

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Lithography of late XIX – early XX centuries with views of the monasteries of Abkhazia from the Fund of the Church and Archaeological Museum of HMA

  1. View of the New Athos Simon the Canaanite’s monastery in the Caucasus.. 2 December, 1883 Censor – Archpriest Bogolyubsky. Lithography of A. N. Zelenkov, Bolshaya Yakimanka, Smirnova House, 46×53…
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Thesis awards of the clergy

1. Bishop’s thesis award with a wax seal of Bishop Dmitry Sukhumsky, issued to priest Panteleimon Samaa (May 12, 1908). 50 × 69 cm

In this thesis award it is…

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Ceramics from the ruins of the church on Mount Aquy

On 20 October 2018, in the village of Ankhua during the clearing of the ruins of the church on Mount Aquy (the modern name is Mount Athos), 15 fragments of red clay tiled roof were discovered on the ground,…

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Collection of maps from the Fund of the Church – Archaeological Museum of HMA

1. Map of the area where the Sancharskaya trail is situated. 31×48.5 cm. From the book: Podozersky K. I. The Sancharskaya trail through the Main Caucasus Range and Pskhu Village // News of the Caucasian Department of the Imperial…

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A commemorative plaque of 1888 devoted to the visit of the Intercession Church in New Athos by the Emperor Alexander III

A commemorative plaque devoted to the visit of the Church of Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos by Russian Emperor Alexander III and his family on 24 September 1888,…

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