As many as 168 ancient artefacts featuring history and culture of Vietnam will be exhibited at the Kyushu National Museum of Japan in the second quarter of 2013.

This thematic display, entitled “ Vietnam – A Great Story”, is one of the activities to mark the 40 th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties (1973-2013).

The exhibits, selected from the Hoi An Museum, the Hanoi Museum , the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Institute of Han-Nom Studies and the Thang Long Heritage Centre, include ceramic works made between the 8 th and 12 th centuries and a collection of royal artefacts from the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

Following the event, artefacts and photos recalling the history of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan will be introduced to Vietnamese public at the National Museum of History in November, 2013./.VNA