Dong Son exhibition celebrates 85th anniversary of discovery

The Vietnam History Museum is hosting a special exhibition featuring some of the rarest and most interesting finds from the Dong Son culture, which was discovered 85 years ago. The Dong Son culture appears to be an agricultural Bronze age culture situated in North Vietnam and are known for their skill in bronze casting.

Antiques of Dong Son civilisation
Vietnam Net Bridge, 10 April 2009

Dong Son relics distinctly Vietnamese
Nhan Dan, 11 April 2009

More than 100 antiques belonging to the Dong Son culture, which have been discovered since 2004, are now on display at the Vietnam History Museum, to celebrate the 85th year of the Dong Son culture being discovered.

Most of the antiques are bronze and pottery objects which feature classic Dong Son style. Many of the exhibits are being displayed for the first time, which previous collections of Dong Son antiques in Vietnam and the world don’t have.


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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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