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Sixty antiques donated to museum for Heritage Day

Update: November, 23/2013 - 09:12


A prehistoric stone tool is included in the antiques donated to the Da Nang museum.

DA NANG (VNS)— As many as 60 antiquities, dating from the 14th through 19th centuries, were donated to the central city's museum following a donation programme to mark Viet Nam's Heritage Day yesterday.

The items, all from private collections, include stone, bronze jars, tools, and belongings of Vietnamese soldiers from the American War.

The oldest antiquities were two stone hoes dating from 4,500-3,500 years ago.

In Quang Nam Province, over 1,500 antiquities were donated to the province's museum.

According to director of the museum, Nguyen Nay, the UNESCO Viet Nam's Centre for research and conservation of antiquities offered 184 artifacts from the Dong Son culture and collections from the dynasties of Dinh, Le, Ly and Tran.

Also, representatives from Doan Anh Duong company donated 1,400 objects of Chu Dau ceramics, which were excavated from a shipwreck near Cham Island off the coast of Hoi An City. — VNS

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