Vietnamese Museum receives 200 artefacts

The UNESCO Vietnam’s Ancient Relics Preservation Centre donates over 200 artefacts to the Vietnamese Army Ordnance Museum.

Antiques donated to army museum
Saigon Giai Phuong, 18 July 2009

Two hundred artifacts, from the third to first century BC to the 20th century, were presented to the Vietnam Army Ordnance Museum by UNESCO on July 17 in Hanoi.
Bricks on show were used for building the citadel of Ho Dynasty in 16th century, they are displayed in the northern province of Thanh Hoa (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

These antiques, given by UNESCO Vietnam’s Ancient Relics Preservation Centre, are related to building the country and fighting foreign aggressors, with typical terra cotta cookers from the first century, and jars, bowls and plates from the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties from the 11th century to the 18th century.

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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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