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)
 
 
 


Japanese woodcuts. Prague, 1957.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hajek L., Forman W. u. B. Der Frühe Japanische Holzschnitt. Artia-Prag, 1957. — 102 p.
Book with exclusive design.
Transferred to the fund…

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Solovyov V.S. Complete Works. Vol. III (St. Petersburg).

Solovyov V.S. Complete Works. Vol. III. SPb., 387 p.

There is a seal of the Institute of Abkhazian Culture of the ASSR of Abkhazia of the Academy of Sciences of…

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Guide to Venice in English and French.

 

 

 

Illustrated Venice Guide. Guide Illustré de Venise. Б.м. и г.и. — 71 p.
Transferred to the fund of the Church and Archaeological Museum…

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“Scheme of the territory of the Mugudzyrkhva collective farm” (1960-1970s of the XX century)


Handwritten scheme of the territory of the Mugudzyrkhva collective farm (modern village of Mgudzyrkhua, Gudauta district of the Republic of Abkhazia).

Symbols:
1. Board of the collective farm.
2. Railroad.
3. Highway.

Adjacent…

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Trebnik in the Abkhaz language (1907)

 

Trebnik in the Abkhaz language. Tiflis, 1907. – 69 p. This original copy of Trebnik from the library of Yuri Argun (1939-2014). Donated to the fund of the Church-Archaeological Museum of the…

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Program for study of antiquities of the Caucasus (Moscow, 1889)

 

Program for study of antiquities of the Caucasus compiled by the Imperial Moscow Archaeological Society. M., 1889. – 20 p.

Besides the plans of the churches noted in this publication, there…

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Fragment of a limestone column of the altar barrier from the village of Ankhua No. 3

 

In September 2021, during the clearing of the basement of the Skete of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua, an architectural detail was found in the basement of…

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Photos of architectural details from the village of Ankhua

1. Limestone slab of the altar barrier from the village of Ankhua with the scene of the crucifixion of Christ. The black and white photograph, apparently taken in the Abkhazian State…

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Altar cross from ruins of the Church of St. George in the village of Ankhua

 

Altar cross (copper) 26 × 16 cm, from ruins of the Church of St. George in the village of Ankhua, Gudauta region.

In November 2017, during the dismantling of the temporary shed…

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Istorichesky Vestnik. Historical and literary magazine. V. 84. June 1901 – p. 839-1238.

Istorichesky Vestnik. Historical and literary magazine. V. 84. June 1901 – p. 839-1238.

The book was presented as a gift to the foundation of the Church-Archaeological Office of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia in April 2021.

 

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Logo of the charitable foundation for the construction of a church in the name of St. Apostles Andrew and Simon the Canaanite

Logo of the charitable foundation for the construction of a church in the name of St. Apostles Andrew and Simon the Canaanite (1999-2000)

 

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Form of the Orthodox Brotherhood of St.Simon the Canaanite

Form of the Orthodox Brotherhood of St.Simon the Canaanite (1991-1998)

 

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