Traditional sacred animals on display in Hanoi hinh anh 1A traditional sacred animal statue. (Photo: VNA)
Approximately 100 artefacts related to traditional sacred animals will be on display at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi from October 28 – February 2016.

Those objects date back from the early days in the founding history of the Vietnamese nation to the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the last royal monarchy in Vietnam’s history.

The exhibits will be classified into different categories, including the Dong Son civilisation’s totems, dragons, cranes, lions and “nghe” – a fictional creature with lion-like head, long tail and dog-like body, and 12 animal signs of the Vietnamese zodiac.

The show will also feature 3D images of some valuable objects unsuitable to be put on display.-VNA