The Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture was established in 1977 on the basis of the Institute of Art History, Ethnography and Folklore of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR (now the Center for Research of Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus). Collections of the museum tell about the main landmarks of the historical development of art and culture of Belarusians, about the most significant monuments from the Stone Age to the end of the 20th century. By the way, all without exception exhibits of the museum are original. The exposition of the museum is located in three halls: archeology, sacral and ethnographic collections. The first hall is an archaeological collection, which includes finds from excavations of ancient sites and settlements of people of the stone, bronze and iron centuries. They characterize the most important archaeological cultures on the territory of Belarus. Some objects of work and life, decorations show a connection with the Celtic, Scythian, Baltic and Scandinavian cultures. In this hall you can see the products of artisans, craftsmen from the 5th to the 17th centuries. With the help of them you can find out how our ancestors lived a thousand and several centuries ago.