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Citadel artefacts displayed in HCM City

Update: September, 28/2015 - 08:02

Ancient culture: Artefacts from the Thang Long Imperial Citadel are on display at the Museum of HCM City. — Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — A permanent exhibition of artefacts from the Thang Long-Ha Noi Imperial Citadel opens today at the Museum of HCM City.

The exhibition includes 300 photos, maps, drawings, documentary films and artefacts reflecting the architecture, culture and history of the citadel.

The citadel was built in the 11th century during the Ly dynasty, to mark the independence of Dai Viet, the former name of Viet Nam.

The central section of the citadel was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 31, 2010.

The exhibition at the museum is divided into three sections. The first displays 100 images, maps and films about historic events.

The second displays materials used to build the citadel, and the construction techniques sued at that time, as well as information about architectural details. The section includes 150 photos, drawings and artefacts.

The third section includes 20 photos, drawings and artefacts with pottery used in daily life at the citadel. Techniques and decorations used on the objects are also featured.

The exhibition is part of the country's cultural activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of National Reunification Day and the 70th National Day.

It was organised by Ha Noi and HCM City People's Committees and relevant agencies.

The museum is located at 114 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street in District 1. — VNS

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