CALARASI LOWER DANUBE MUSEUM
Organized in three sections, the museum manages over 60 thousand cultural assets, 5 thousand of which are already classified in the two categories of national cultural heritage: treasure and fund.
Recognized as a public institution of regional interest, mainly due to the prestige of its basic unit, with a nearly seven decades old history, the Museum of the Lower Danube, ensures research, collection, conservation, restoration, communication and exhibition, for the purpose of knowledge, the education and recreation of the local and non-county public, of the most representative of the material and spiritual testimony attesting the existence and evolution of human communities in this, in particular, as well as the specificity of the environment.
THE ARCHEOLOGY SECTION – „The evolution of human communities in the Lower Danube”
The basic exhibition of the Archeology Section presents, in an original concept, the life of human communities, starting from the Paleolithic period (ca. 25,000 – 15,000 BC), during the neo-Eneolithic era (mil. VI – IV a.Ch), going through the classical period of antiquity (II century BC – II p.Ch.) and until the end of the medieval period from Sf. sec. XVIII. Also, we can notice some monetary treasures such as those found in Rasa (Philip II and Alexandru cel Mare tetradrachms), Boşneagu (Thasian tetradrachms, Jegalia (republican Roman denari), Bora (16th century), Byzantine gold coins, medieval silver coins from Central Europe and the Ottoman Empire.
ETHNOGRAPHY SECTION – “Traditional crafts at sunset”
The permanent exhibition aims to capitalize the heritage objects that attest the practicing of traditional occupations and crafts in the villages of Bărăgan.
Although prcaticing these occupations is archaeologically proven since ancient times, the peasant craft is tributary to the particular historical situation of the area.
From the data obtained through researches, in the Bărăgan settlements located along the Danube, it was found that the processing of wool, torso and weaving as well as carpentry are some of the main trades practiced in the villages, which also led to their branching.
The exhibition is intended as a first step towards the return of the family from the rural area to one of the values that belong to the essence of the Romanian village – the tradition of crafts.