Dong Son exhibition celebrates 85th anniversary of discovery

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The Vietnam History Museum is hosting a special exhibition featuring some of the rarest and most interesting finds from the Dong Son culture, which was discovered 85 years ago. The Dong Son culture appears to be an agricultural Bronze age culture situated in North Vietnam and are known for their skill in bronze casting.

Antiques of Dong Son civilisation
Vietnam Net Bridge, 10 April 2009

Dong Son relics distinctly Vietnamese
Nhan Dan, 11 April 2009
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Vietnam conducted 400 excavations in the last year

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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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Ancient holy site to be exhibited in Hanoi

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24 August 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge, by way of chlim01) – Finds from the Cat Tien archaeological site will be on display at the Vietnam History Museum until December. The site, located in the Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands, is identified as a major religious site dating from the 4th and 8th centuries. You can read previously published stories on the Cat Tien Archaeological site here and here.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 24 Aug 2007

Hanoi to get glimpse of ancient site

As of August 28, Lam Dong Museum will showcase valuable ancient objects from the Cat Tien Holy Site in Hanoi in the first effort ever to promote these famous archeological finds.

The Cat Tien Holy Site stretching for 12 km along the Dong Nai River in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong was first discovered in 1985. It is the first ancient religious capital to be discovered in the Central Highlands, and is extremely significant in the study of early civilisation in the south of what is now Vietnam.

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Restoring Vietnamese relics

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22 July 2007 (Thanh Nien News, also Nhan Dan) – A joint project between the US and Vietnam have led to the restoration of 18th and 19th-century artefacts. These artefacts were restored through the help of a grant from the United States.

Thanh Nien News, 22 July 2007

US helps Vietnam restore cultural artifacts

A US-sponsored project has helped Vietnam restore and preserve of a collection of 70 cultural artifacts dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries.

The items, mostly lacquered and gold-trimmed furniture, represent both Buddhist and ancestor-worship traditions, which represent major parts of the country’s rich cultural heritage.

The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, established by the US Department of State in 2001, has given Vietnam on of six grants designed to preserve such cultural works.

Speaking at a ceremony to unveil the project’s results, Deputy Director of the Vietnam History Museum Dinh Van Thin said the initiative was a success.

Read more about the Vietnamese wood artefacts restored by the project.
(Read other article from Nhan Dan here).