An exhibition of ancient
Vietnamese artifacts and an Oc Eo-Phu Nam civilisation room were jointly opened
in Hanoi on July 25 by the Vietnam National Museum of History and the Thang
long Artifacts Association.
The exhibition showcases more
than 50 outstanding Vietnamese antique objects and aims to promote the
preservation of the national cultural heritage.
The objects range from Dong
Son civilisation 2,500 years ago to the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century and
include those made of bronze and pottery such as kettledrums, bells, caskets
More importantly, it also
exhibits a collection of skillfully crafted jewelery made of gold from the
Nguyen Dynasty. This is the first time these objects have been displayed in Hanoi although they were
collected over the past five years.
The exhibition, due to close
on August 25, is expected to contribute to promoting the national quintessence
and value of culture and history to domestic as well as foreign observers.
The Oc Eo-Phu Nam
civilisation room shows more than 100 precious ancient objects of Oc Eo, an
archaic civilisation from the 10th century BC in the south.
Displayed objects made from
various materials such as gold, bronze, pottery, precious metals and stones
have been unearthed across the southern region.
Oganisers hoped the
exhibition will help domestic and foreign viewers understand the Oc Eo
civilisation, thus raising public awareness on preserving the national cultural