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)
 
 
 


Литографии кон. XIX – нач. XX вв. с видами монастырей Абхазии из фонда Церковно-археологического музея СМА

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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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Works of the Church Fathers

The gospel interpretations of St. John Chrysostom in the Church Slavonic language. A wooden binding with a leather cover. It was printed in the printing house of the Pochaev Monastery. 112 sheets. 22 × 34 cm. The book was…

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A pre-revolutionary book from the Library of the Dranda Monastery

Conversations (words) of St. John Chrysostom in Church Slavonic from the library of the Dranda Dormition Monastery. A wooden binding with a leather cover (the back cover was lost). 20×31 cm. On the pages of the book there is…

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A pre-revolutionary book from the library of the New Athos Monastery

Menaion in the Church Slavonic language for June from the library of the New Athos Monastery. Wooden binding with leather cover. 1884 – 196 sheets. 37 × 25.5 cm. On the pages of the book there is a pre-revolutionary…

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Synaxarion and Lives of the Saints

1. Synaxarion for December, January, February and the first three weeks of the Great Lent in the Church Slavonic language. Wooden binding with leather cover. 903 sheets. 20.5 × 32 cm. ХѴІІ-ХѴІІІ century.

2. Lives of the Saints for…

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Collection of coins of the Fund of the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA

1.Genoese coin from Tsabal. Silver, supposedly XIII-XIV centuries. The text of the inscription on the coin: CONRADUS: REX: ROMANORUM(obverse), + A: IANVA QUAM: DEVS: PROTEGAT: D(reverse). There is a finenesse with a number of 800 on the coin. It…

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