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)
 
 
 


Picture of Ruslan Gabliya“Savior”

The picture of”Savior”. X / m., 90 × 136.
Artist: Ruslan Gabliya.

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Handwritten report of the expedition of the Research Institute of Tourism of the Abkhazian ASSR (1965)

Orelkin V.S. Report on the expedition of the Research Institute of Tourism of the Abkhazian ASSR from 12 July to 2 August, 1965 on the territory of N. Athos monument.

Compiled on 2 August, 1965, 4 sheets, 4 drawings…

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Copy of lithography with a view of the monastery of St. Great Martyr Catherine on Mount Sinai (Egypt)

Copy of lithography of 1872 with a view of the monastery of St. Great Martyr Catherine on Mount Sinai. Papyrus, 35 × 44 cm.

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“Transfiguration” painting

“Transfiguration.” Oil on canvas, 31 × 33.5 cm. Date and author unknown.

 

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Posters of concerts with the participation of the choir of the Church of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite (Abkhazia)

Choir of the Church of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite in the city of New Athos was created by Hieromonk Dorotheos (Dbar) in 2004 on the basis of the Regency School of the New Athos Theological School. The choir…

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Handwritten outline of the northern part of New Athos (2004)

Handwritten outline of the northern part of New Athos City. M. 1: 1500. The coordinate system is conditional. The system of heights is Baltic. Artist: R.O. Amirkhanov. Secured the drawing: F. A. Argun. Date of execution: August 30, 2004…

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Almanac of Abkhazian writers (1938).

Almanac of Abkhazian writers. Book 4. Sukhum, 1938. – 208 p.

Alexey Dbar gave it to the fund of the Church and Archaeological Office of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia.

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Ancient writers about Scythia and the Caucasus (1890)

Ancient writers about Scythia and the Caucasus (1890)

Compiled and published with a Russian translation by V.V. Latyshev. Volume 1: Greek writers. . St. Petersburg, 1890. – 946 p.

From the fund…

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Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Icon of Christ Pantocrator. 15.5 x 20.5 cm. Presumably of the 19th century. Presented as a gift on 31 May 2019 by Tvanba Astanda and Benia Roksana.

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Ceramics from the ruins of a medieval temple on Mount Aquy (near New Athos)

On 11 December 2019, during the examination of the ruins of a medieval temple on Mount Aquy (near New Athos), it was found that on the east side unknown persons partially demolished the apse debris, various fragments of ceramics…

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