An antique collector opens an exhibition showcasing his collection of ancient swords, including 37 Vietnamese examples.
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Viet Nam News, 26 February 2010
An exhibition of 99 ancient swords recently opened in Ha Noi, offering visitors a chance to learn more about history’s most popular weapon.
The swords were selected from the private 300-sword collection owned by collector Duong Phu Hien.
Four generations of Hien’s family have maintained and added to the collection. “By collecting and preserving ancient Vietnamese artefacts, especially those relating to the defence of our nation, every member of my family has demonstrated their love for the country and its magnanimous history,” Hien said.
The exhibition features a large array of swords, including 37 that were made in Viet Nam. The others came from different countries, including China, Japan, and the UK.