National Museum of Romanian History

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National History Museum of Romania
Muzeul Național de Istorie a României
Museo Nacional de Historia de Rumania, Bucarest, Rumania, 2016-05-29, DD 63.jpg
National History Museum of Romania
National Museum of Romanian History
Established1892 (1892)
Location Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
Coordinates 44°25′53.51″N26°5′50.01″E / 44.4315306°N 26.0972250°E / 44.4315306; 26.0972250 Coordinates: 44°25′53.51″N26°5′50.01″E / 44.4315306°N 26.0972250°E / 44.4315306; 26.0972250
Website www.mnir.ro/welcome-to-mnir/

The National History Museum of Romania (Romanian : Muzeul Național de Istorie a României) is a museum located on the Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, Romania, which contains Romanian historical artifacts from prehistoric times up to modern times.

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The museum is located inside the former Postal Services Palace, which also houses a philatelic museum. With a surface of over 8,000 square meters, the museum has approx. 60 valuable exhibition rooms. The permanent displays include a plaster cast of the entirety of Trajan's Column, the Romanian Crown Jewels, and the Pietroasele treasure. [1]

The building was authorized, in 1892, and the architect, Alexandru Săvulescu was sent with the postal inspector, Ernest Sturza, to tour various postal facilities of Europe for the design. The final sketches were influenced primarily by the postal facility in Geneva. Built in an eclectic style, it is rectangular with a large porch on a high basement and three upper floors. The stone façade features a portico supported by 10 Doric columns and a platform consisting of 12 steps spanning the length of the building. There are many allegorical sculptural decorative details. [2]

As of 2012, the museum is undergoing extensive restoration work and it is only partially open; a late medieval archaeological site was discovered under the building. [3]

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References

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  2. "Palatul Poștelor din București" (in Romanian). Bucharest, Romania: World Wide Romania. 6 February 2015. Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  3. "Muzeul Național de Istorie a României ⋆ Muzeul Național de Istorie a României".