Vietnam’s national treasures to be displayed

Monday, 2016-12-12 17:15:10
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NDO—A special exhibition on Vietnam’s national treasures will take place at the National History Museum from January 10, 2017 to May 2017.

For the first time, all sixteen national treasures kept at the museum will be put on display, helping visitors get a systematic understanding of the historical and cultural value of the treasures.

The artefacts will include a Ngoc Lu bronze drum from the Dong Son culture dating back to around 2,000 to 2,500 years ago, which is the most beautiful and intact drum of its type discovered thus far. It was recognised as a national treasure in 2012.

In addition, another item on display is a Hoang Ha bronze drum, also from the Dong Son culture, which was unearthed at Noi Thon hamlet, Hoang Ha village, Phu Xuyen district, Ha Son Binh province (now Hanoi). The drum is relatively intact with unique decorative patterns and is grouped in the same category with Ngoc Lu bronze drums.

Other national treasures include the Dao Thinh glazed terra-cotta jar, a statue depicting two men playing panpipes, a lamp in the form of a kneeling person, a boat tomb, the Vo Canh stele and the bell at Van Ban Pagoda, among others.

The museum is preserving nearly 200,000 original documents and objects of historical, cultural and scientific significance.