The medieval kilns for ore reduction and ceramics burning

The kilns were part of the medieval craft area of Botosani Borough. They were probably build under the reign of one of the most famous rulers of Moldova – Alexander the Good (1400 – 1432).

During the Middle Ages, Botosani Borough was an important commercial and crafts center, located on the road that connected the Black Sea harbors with Poland and the Baltic Sea.

Discovered during the rehabilitation of the Historic Centre and Pedestrian Area of Botosani, the kilns are unique in Romania and now part of the Urban Ensemble of Preserved Old Town of Botosani.

Near the kilns, there were also discovered pieces of ceramics proving the artistic level and technique used by medieval craftsmen from Botosani.