|Treasured by the nation: An overview of the procession ritual at 2016 Hung Kings Temple Festival. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
PHÚ THỌ — Hundreds of Hùng King worshipping ritual artifacts and over 500 antiquities drawn from the Hùng King era (estimated around 3,000 B.C) to the 19th century are on display at Hùng Vương Museum in Việt Trì city, Phú Thọ.
The exhibition, which opened Wednesday, is among a series of events commemorating the death anniversary of Hùng Kings and the Hùng King Temple Festival 201. According to Nguyễn Ngọc Ân, the Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the exhibited antiquities are from private collections.
They are made from different materials, such as stone, pottery and copper, for worship, decoration and domestic use purposes, he said.
The worshipping rituals of the Hùng Kings are closely related to the ancestral worship traditions of most Vietnamese families, an important part of the nation’s spiritual life. It was recognised as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012. — VNS