Vietnam’s archaeological treasures on display in Hanoi

vietnams archaeological treasures on display in hanoi
Nearly 300 artifacts dating back centuries ago are on display at the Vietnam National Museum of History from April 12. (Photo: VNA)

The event, themed “Vietnam’s archaeological treasures” aims to introduce achievements of Vietnamese archaeologists in the past six decades as well as the archaeological achievements in the cooperation between Vietnam and Germany.

The exhibition takes visitors back to three different periods in history. The prehistoric artifacts displaying zone showcases tools, stone jewelry and pottery items discovered in different sites across the country.

Meanwhile, outstanding archaeological items, featuring Dong Son culture in the north, Sa Huynh in the central region and Dong Nai culture in the south, are exhibited at the Metal Age zone. Most of the displayed artifacts were made from iron, stone, glass, wood and bronze. Some of them were found in tombs such as models and terracotta stoves discovered in the northern province of Bac Ninh and Thanh Hoa.

Also on display are antiques from the Champa Kingdom (192-1471) and My Son World Cultural Heritage, Oc Eo- Phu Nam Culture in the Mekong Delta region from the 1st to the 7th century, a well as the contact and exchange of Vietnam with the Occident, anti-war movements in Vietnam and images of Vietnam in innovation and integration.

The exhibition will run until July, 2018.

The archeological collection was displayed at three German museums from October 2016 to February 2018 as part of a programme promoting Vietnamese culture and history in the European country.

The event drew the participation of over 100,000 visitors.