The exhibition named Việt Nam’s Archaeological Treasures will take visitors back in time to three different periods in history. — Photo courtesy of Việt Nam National Museum of History
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hundreds of historical artifacts dating back centuries go on display for the very first time this week in Hà Nội.
More than 300 antiques collected and stored at museums nationwide come together at the Việt Nam National Museum of History tomorrow.
Called Việt Nam’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 Hóa and Bắc 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 Việt Nam for more than 60 years.
Also on display will be antiques from the Champa Kingdom (192-1471) and Mỹ Sơn World Cultural Heritage; Óc Eo - Funan Culture in the Mekong Delta from the 1st to the 7th century; and the contact and exchange of Việt Nam with the Occident, anti-Vietnam protest movements and images of Việt Nam in innovation and integration.
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. — VNS