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)
 
 
 


Fragments of a roof from the ruins of the church in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua, Gudauta district)

4 fragments of a roof made of limestone ashlar were discovered on 26 November 2018, during the cleansing of the ruins of a little-known medieval church No. 2 from vegetation in the village of Bzhylua, Ankhua, Gudauta district.

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Chromolithographic icons of late ХІХ – early XX centuries

1. The icon of the “Crucifixion of Christ.” 22.5 × 30 cm. Chromolithography.
2. The icon of the Mother of God “Iverskaya”. 1893, 22.5 × 28 cm. Chromolithography by E. I. Fesenko, Odessa.
3. The “Cathedral of the Venerebales …”…

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Fragments of ceramics from the ruins of the church in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua, Gudauta district)

 

The ruins of a medieval church № 2, located in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua), Gudauta district, were cleared of wild vegetation in 2018. After the cleansing of the church there…

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A stone with fragments of frescoes from the ruins of the church in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua village, Gudauta district)

The ruins of a medieval church, located in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua), Gudauta district, were cleared of wild vegetation in 2018. After the cleansing of the church there were heavy rains, they exposed the topsoil, which revealed a…

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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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