Gold artefacts from Oc Eo recognised in Vietnam Book of Records

The gold artefacts from southern Vietnam has been recognised as the largest hoard of its kind in the country.

Oc Eo Gold. Source: Viet Nam News 20141125
Oc Eo Gold. Source: Viet Nam News 20141125

Gold antiques of Oc Eo culture get recognition
Viet Nam News, 25 November 2014
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Oc Eo researcher wins award

Professor Pham Duc Manh and his team have been awarded the Tran Van Giau award for their book on the Oc Eo civilisation.

Civilisation Oc Eo : une recherche récompensée par le prix Trân Van Giàu
Le Courier de Vietnam [French], 17 January 2010 [translation]
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Rare Buddha statue unveiled at Ho Chi Minh City Museum

In conjunction with the opening of the two permanent exhibitions on the Oc Eo and Champa cultures at the Vietnamese Museum of History at Ho Chi Minh City, a rare 8th century Buddha is unveiled and exhibited.

Rare $6 million Buddha statue on display in HCM City
Vietnam Net Bridge, 14 January 2010
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Permanent exhibitions on Oc Eo and Champa opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City opens two permanent exhibitions showcasing artefacts from Vietnam’s Oc Eo and Champa cultures.

Champa ruins in My Son
photo credit: ctsnow

HCM City museum opens Oc Eo, Champa culture exhibits
Vietnam Net Bridge, 13 January 2010
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Archaeologists win award for investigations at Oc Eo site

Three Vietnamese archaeologists have won a prestigious Vietnamese award for their work in investigating the Oc Eo culture in southern Vietnam.

They dig history
Thanh Nien News, 13 November 2009
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Oldest and largest four-handed Buddha statue recognised in Vietnam


The four-handed Buddha statue in the Linh Son Pagoda of the An Giang Province in Vietnam receives recognition for being the largest and oldest of its kind, dating to between the 2nd and 6th century. The statue was discovered almost a hundred years ago in Oc Eo. It looks like the statue has been painted on recently, as the paint would certainly have not lasted 14 centuries!

Oldest four-handed Buddha statue in Vietnam
Vietnam Net Bridge, 22 May 2009
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Farmer keeps collection of ancient statues

A farmer in Vietnam is featured for his collection of ancient sculpture, about a hundred in total, many of which are said to be from the Oc Eo area in the Mekong River Delta. Oc Eo was a major port of the Funan kingdom, centred in South Vietnam from the 1st to the 7th century. While the farmer sounds like he’s doing his bit to preserve his heritage and history, I wonder if he’ll be open to scholars examining his collection. It sounds like many of the statues were recovered from uncontrolled excavations.

Hoarding history
The Voice of the Armed Forces and People, 14 March 2009
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Jewelries of ancient Vietnamese exhibited in HCM City

12 October 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge, also Thanh Nien Daily and Nhan Dan)

Vietnam Net Bridge, 12 Oct 2006

Jewelries of ancient Vietnamese exhibited in HCM City

An exhibition displaying 500 pieces of ancient Vietnamese women’s jewelry kicks off today at the Southern Women’s Museum in HCM City.

At the exhibition, numerous jewelry collections of Vietnamese people who lived during the time of the Phung Nguyen, Dong Son, Sa Huynh and Oc Eo cultures will be showcased. These collections consist of a large number of different kinds of jewelries such as stone ear rings, hairpins, bracelets, bronze mirrors and glass necklaces.


Related Books:
Jewelry of Southeast Asia by A. Richter