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4/11/2018 11:09:53 AM

Vietnamese ancient treasures on show in Hanoi for first time

Hundreds of historical artifacts dating back centuries go on display for the very first time this week in Hanoi.

The exhibition named Vietnam’s Archaeological Treasures will take visitors back in time to three different periods in history. (Photo courtesy of Vietnam National Museum of History)

More than 300 antiques collected and stored at museums nationwide come together at the Vietnam National Museum of History tomorrow.

Called Vietnam’s Archaeological Treasures, the exhibition takes visitors back in time to three different periods in history.

Prehistoric artifacts on display include tools, stone jewelry and pottery discovered from sites across the country dating back to the 1st century.

Some of the items were found in tombs and show evidence of uprisings in the north such as house models and terracotta stoves discovered in the northern provinces of Thanh Hoa and Bac Ninh.

They also reveal the struggle against foreign forces in the north from the 10th century and the remains of the temples and citadels discovered and studied by archaeologists in Vietnam for more than 60 years.

Also on display will be antiques from the Champa Kingdom (192-1471) and My Son World Cultural Heritage; Oc Eo - Funan Culture in the Mekong Delta from the 1st to the 7th century; and the contact and exchange of Vietnam with the Occident, anti-Vietnam protest movements and images of Vietnam in innovation and integration.

Hundreds of historical artifacts dating back centuries go on display for the very first time in Hanoi. (Photo courtesy of Vietnam National Museum of History)

A similar exhibition was organised in Germany as part of a programme promoting Vietnamese culture and history in the European country, in co-operation between Vietnamese and German governments.

The archaeological collection was displayed at three German museums including Westfalen Archeology Museum in Herne, Chemnitz National Archaeological Museum in Chemnitz and the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim from October 2016 to January this year and attracted a great deal of attention from the local residents.

The exhibition runs until the end of July./.

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