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Photos on August Revolution and archeological treasures on display

Update: August, 22/2018 - 16:00
Visitors view photos and archeological items on display at two exhibitions held at Cần Thơ City’s Museum. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Thiện
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ — An exhibition featuring photos on the August Revolution and the resistance war in the south of Việt Nam are ongoing at Cần Thơ City’s Museum.

The 116 photos on display showcase the first glorious win of the Vietnamese since the leadership of the Communist Party up until the success of the August Revolution, together with the birth of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam which ended 100 years of French colonialism and opened a new historic era, the resistance war in the south as well as nine years fighting against the French.

Another event held alongside is an exhibition entitled The Archeological Treasures in the Southwest, which introduces to the public over 200 documents, images and objects made of various materials like metal, pottery and wood. The objects were used for different purposes like manufacturing, domestic work or spiritual events.

The highlights of the exhibition are national treasures like Víts-nu and Líts-mi statuettes or the jewellery moulds of Cần Thơ City’s Museum.

The archeological exhibition helps to bring to life the civilisation of the ancient Vietnamese located in the southwest from the first to the 7th century.

According to Hồ Lâm Bạch Vân, the vice director of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the two exhibitions aim to contribute to the education on national patrotism, pride and responsibilities among Vietnamese generations, particularly among local youths.

The photo exhibition will last until September 22 and the archeological exhibition will run until December 15. — VNS

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