We kindly inform our visitors and scholars that the Museum of Bihar is closed due to the renovation of the building. Nevertheless, our museum educators undertake external workshops during the reconstruction. Contact us through e-mail or facebook, we remain at your disposal! The expected date of reopen: 30 May 2020.
Once upon a time in the Neolithic world…
The Committee on Archaeology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences jointly with the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union carried out archaeological excavations between 1977 and 1982 in the 600 square meters large territory of Somota tell located in Herpály section of the country belonging to Berettyóújfalu. That was the largest prehistoric stratigraphic excavation in the history of the Hungarian archaeology in that time. The archaeological site was well-known for both the Hungarian and the international researchers due to the results of English-Hungarian probe investigations of the 1930s. That territory is regarded as one among the places the late Neolithic (4900-4400 BC) “Tisza-Herpály-Csőszhalom culture complex” was named after. The aim of the staff worked on the design of the educational section of the Museum opened in 2011 was to reconstruct the Neolithic world based on the archaeological findings of that site. Apart from the said artefacts of Herpály, the 1:2 reconstruction of the house of the people settled down in the Neolithic is exhibited, moreover, the process of milling is demonstrated through a lifelike puppet while a video shows how the stone axe or pottery were manufactured 6500 years before.