The archaeology of Vietnam on display in Seoul

Source: Korea.net 20140502

The National Museum of Korea is exhibiting archaeological treasures from Vietnam from the Dong Son period.

Source: Korea.net 20140502
Source: Korea.net 20140502

Vietnam’s iconic bronze drums showcased in S. Korea
Tuoi Tre News, 03 May 2014

Vietnam Bronze Age on display in Seoul
Korea.net, 02 May 2014

An exhibition running in Seoul from April 29 to June 29 showcases Vietnam’s hallmark bronze drums and offers a chance to glimpse through the origins of ancient Vietnam culture.

The exhibit, “Ancient Civilization in Vietnam, the Early Morning in Red River,” which is running at the National Museum of Korea (located near exit 2 of Ichon Station, subway line 4 or Jungang line), also highlights several of the similarities with ancient Korea.

The exhibition highlights the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age cultures which thrived during the Dong Son era of ancient Vietnam, around 1,000 B.C. to A.D. 100.

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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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