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)
 
 
 


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.

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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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Silver minted image of the Savior and decoration of an unidentified item

Silver minted image of the Savior. The halo and the Gospel are in the left hand. The right hand for blessing. In the central part of the halo, at the junction with the head of the Savior, there is…

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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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