Nguyen Dynasty documents added to UNESCO Memory of the World

Source: Viet Nam News 20140730

A set of administrative documents signed by the kings of the Nguyen Dynasty become the fourth property from Vietnam to become inscribed into the UNESCO Memory of the World list.

Source: Viet Nam News 20140730
Source: Viet Nam News 20140730

Nguyen Dynasty’s royal documents get heritage status
Viet Nam News, 30 Jul 2014

Administrative documents signed by the Nguyen kings (1802-1945) have received the certificate of the Asia-Pacific Region’s Memory of the World Programme.

Stored at the National Archives Centre No 1, the documents have been accorded heritage status by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The documents, numbering nearly 200,000 pages, include those on laws, decrees, edicts and instructions for resolving problems in various fields such as politics, military affairs, foreign affairs, economy, society and culture.

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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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