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Iaşi | Site: Casa Balş | Excavation Year: 2000

Excavation Year   2000
Epoch
Late Medieval;
Restoration of Historic Monuments
Periods
Middle Medieval Period
Site Category
Domestic;
Unassigned
Site Types
Habitation
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County / District  Iaşi
Locality   Iaşi
Commune   Iaşi
Site  Casa Balş
Site Sector
Site name   
Persons involved and Institutions
Last nameFirst nameroleInstitution
Cheptea Stela Site director Institutul de Arheologie, Iaşi
National Arch. Record Site Code 95079.10
Report Casa Balş - Sturdza cunoscută şi sub numele de Poşta Veche sau Poşta Mare este situată în Iaşi, str. Cuza Vodă nr. 3. Imobilul este datat, în literatura de specialitate, la mijlocul secolului al XIX-lea. Cu prilejul unor ample lucrări de consolidare/restaurare s-au descoperit în interior ziduri masive, astfel că au fost necesare săpături arheologice de salvare. În urma cercetărilor s-au identificat fundaţiile şi porţiuni din elevaţia unui palat datând de la sfârşitul secolului al XVII-lea, aparţinând familiei boiereşti Balş. Aceştia stăpâneau un întins perimetru în marginea de NE a vetrei vechi a oraşului, unde o altă ramură a familiei îşi ai construise un palat. În imediata apropiere a acestora a fost ridicată Biserica "Sf. Dumitru", ctitoria şi necropola familiei.
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Abstract    Balş - Sturza House, also known as The Old Post or The Great Post is located at 3 Cuza Vodă Street. In the relevant literature, the building is dated to the middle of the 19th century. During ample consolidation works, massive walls were found inside the building, so rescue excavations were necessary. After the excavations, we identified foundations and parts the palace main structure. The palace dates to the end of the 18th century, belonging to the Balş boyar family. They were the landowners of a very large plot of land on the north-eastern side of the mediaeval town, where another family’s branch had built another palace. Nearby the palaces, the "St. Dumitru" Church had been built and was considered the family’s foundation and cemetery.
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Source   Cronica cercetărilor arheologice din România
Editor   CIMEC
Language   RO
 



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