Colloquium to bring ancient Vietnam to Germany

Readers in Germany may expect an exhibition on the archaeology and history of Vietnam in a few years time, after a colloquium that was concluded last week in Hanoi.

Colloquium examines ancient culture
Vietnamnet, 01 Mar 2012
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Vietnam conducted 400 excavations in the last year

A meeting of archaeologists in Vietnam has revealed the vibrant state of archaeological research in the country, including conducting over 400 excavations in the last year, and reaching milestone years fro the Vietnam History Museum and the Vietnam Archaeology Institute.

Yearly archaeological results announced
Vietnam Net Bridge, 02 October 2008
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Public lecture: Historical geography in Central Vietnam

Vietnamese archaeologist Tran Ky-Phuong will give a public lecture later this month as part of the Singapore National Library’s Lee Kong Chian Fellowship series.

Interactions between Upland and Lowland by ‘Riverine Exchange Network’:
A Reference to the Historical Geography in Central Vietnam

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Uncovered: A Japanese village outside Phnom Penh

For once! An archaeology story in Cambodia that doesn’t link back to Angkor. Remnants of a 17th-century Japanese village were unearthed outside Phnom Penh. It seems that Japanese settlers had set up colonies in Cambodia, probably to facilitate trade. There have been other colonies found in Vietnam.

17th century Japanese village uncovered in Cambodia
AP via AOL news, 13 February 2008
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Vietnamese bronzes on tour in China

A collection of 197 bronze artefacts are on display in at the Beijing Museum in China, until the end of the month.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 03 Feb 2008

Vietnamese bronze artefacts showcased in China
Nhan Dan, 02 February 2008

Vietnamese bronze artefacts showcased in China
Vietnam Net Bridge, 03 February 2008
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Ancient lamps on show

An exhibition on ancient lamps is on show at Ho Chi Minh city, with one of the oldest pieces coming from the Dong Son culture.

Thanh Nien News, 25 Jan 2008

Ancient Lamps exhibited at HCMC
Thanh Nien News, 25 January 2008

Collection of ancient lamps on display
Vietnam Net Bridge, 27 January 2008
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5 Southeast Asian archaeology sites to visit (that are not Angkor)

Forget Angkor. Sure, it’s one of the largest religious monuments in the world, and you gotta admit that with spectacular architecture, sculpture and bas-reliefs there’s no wonder over two million people visited Cambodia last year. But the archaeological sites in Southeast Asian are so much more than the 11th century temple to Vishnu.

With some suggestions from the facebook group, SEAArch gives you the internet tour of five other spectacular archaeological sites in Southeast Asia open to the casual visitor – and three of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So step in and take a look at some of the other great sites Southeast Asia has to offer – in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and yes, even Singapore!

Note: The names in parentheses denote the nearest airport.

Two more Dong Son drums on the block

An artefact auction held today in the Ha Tay Province in Vietnam will see another two Dong Son drums go on the auction block. Proceeds from this auction go to charity.

Ha Tay antiques auctioned for charity
Vietnam Net Bridge, 24 January 2008
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Hanoi antiques festival sees over 1,000 items auctioned

The Hanoi antiquities festival reported last week saw a total of over 1,000 items auctioned. Collectors from different parts of Vietnam gathered together to display and sell some of their most prized artefacts.

Hanoi auctions over 1,000 valuable antiques
Vietnam Net Bridge, 21 January 2008
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