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
Archaeologists from the Vietnamese History Museum announce the end of excavations at Bai Coi in Ha Tinh Province. The site is estimated to be a 2,000 years old site with human burials.
Bai Coi â€“ a civilisation of 2,000 years ago
Vietnam Net Bridge, 30 March 2009
Viet Nam News has a longer feature on the current exhibition at the Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City featuring artefacts from the riverbeds of the southern provinces.
Artifacts reveal ancient culture [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 12 December 2008
Vietnam Net Bridge reports on a new exhibition at the Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City featuring artefacts recovered from the rivers of Vietnam’s southern provinces. It’s a picture-rich article worth a visit.
Antiques from southern rivers
Vietnam Net Bridge, 11 Dec 2008
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
The Vietnam History Museum in Hanoi is hosting an exhibition of Champa artefacts from the Binh Dinh Province.
Champa antiquities showcased in Hanoi
Nhan Dan, 26 April 2008
Anyone in Ho Chi Minh city? There’s an exhibition at the Vietnam History Museum featuring finds from the site of Cat Tien, which flourished from the 4th to 9th centuries.
300 antiques on display at exhibition on Cat Tien
Vietnam Net Bridge, 23 April 2008
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.
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.
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.
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 countryâ€™s rich cultural heritage.
The Ambassadorâ€™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 projectâ€™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).