About Hamangia

Brief History:

Thinker of Hamangia is basically a complex of two states. Thinker “and his wife,” The Thinker is a man sitting on a stool, that stool is a faithful replica of Neolithic stone chairs.

The man is seated on the knees and elbows supporting his head in his hands (the statue is highly stylized and does not transmit any data on age or status thinker).

Thinker is accompanied by an equally stylized female version. Woman sitting on any chair, and keep both hands on one foot. It is assumed that the two statues form a pair.

According to some hypotheses, “The Thinker” would be a god of vegetation and the woman a goddess of the harvest.

In 1956, Cernavoda, Sophie Hill, a group of archaeologists led by Dumitru Berciu excavations began after it was discovered that the work is carried on the Danube – Black Sea destroy traces of ancient civilizations.

In a settlement, Neolithic inhumation cemetery belongs Hamangia culture were discovered two clay figurines representing a man sitting on a stool in a position that mimics the gesture of thought, which is why it was called a “thinker” and a woman sitting with probably his consort. According dating made, the statues have a length of 5.500-6000 years (3500 -4000 BC) and are considered masterpieces of universal primitive art.

Hamangia type ceramics excel and sets abound with triangular motifs arranged in concentric zones on the shoulder or upper vessel, “and the plastic is quite exceptional figures as close as the Cycladic type, characterized by anatomical styling forms volumes and triangular plans. ”

Culture belonging “thinker” was first documented in an archaeological site near the town of Baia, the Black Sea. It is the first established population of the Black Sea coast of western, southern civilization.

Middle Neolithic Hamangia type is respectively VI millennium BC Archaeological discoveries have been made in characterizing culture settlements in Lower Ceamurlia, Baia, Medgidia Tîrguşor in Cernavoda and Durankulak. Hamangia are characteristic anthropomorphic statuettes with special artistic.

“Few statues from us or elsewhere caused the viewers as much fascination as the Hamangia Thinker. Important piece of national and world cultural heritage approved by UNESCO, the little statue is hiding something different. But why? The impression is further enhanced and maintained by the gesture of the statue thinker, “says Basil Droj in” Thinker of Hamangia – key archaic civilizations. ”

In 2000, the statue of “Hamangia” was designated by an international commission, one of the 10 artifacts of native culture that should represent our planet. Accordingly, the “Thinker” should be one of the symbols to be sent into space for a possible encounter with extraterrestrial civilization.

“In this environment of geometric forms, Thinker, he reveals the true virtues, some interesting and important mathematical relationships received recognition from the beginning is the parameter height, 113 cm, which is not accidental and 355 cm circumference of the circle register, because these values ​​are unique in the area of ​​mathematics, the only integers whose ratio is even “Pi”, with an uncertainty of only three tenths of a millionth. ”