Vietnam’s history told through its riverbeds

Viet Nam News has a longer feature on the current exhibition at the Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City featuring artefacts from the riverbeds of the southern provinces.

Artifacts reveal ancient culture [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 12 December 2008

The history and culture of Viet Nam’s southern region was revealed in a display of 400 antiquities dating back thousands of years in an exhibition that opened yesterday in HCM City.

The antiquities showcased during the event indude ceramics, embossments, jars, vessels, axes, rings, earrings, and others. The items are made from wood, stone, soil, gold and silver.

The artifacts, collected by eight museums and 12 collectors, were picked from the beds of major southern rivers such as the Sai Gon, Dong Nai, Vam Co, Tien and Hau.

Check out the full article at Viet Nam News [Link no longer active].

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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