Linkdump Sep 2012

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A roundup of news while I was away at the EurASEAA conference in Dublin:

Limestone coffin site found in the Philippines

Limestone coffin site found in the Philippines

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Exhibition showcases Vietnam's role in the maritime silk route

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A new exhibition opening in May at the National Museum of History in Hanoi will highlight Vietnam’s role over maritime trade over the east sea, or the South China Sea.

Thanh Nien News, 20120308

Thanh Nien News, 20120308

Hanoi museum to host Silk Road on East Sea exhibition
Thanh Nien News, 08 March 2012
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Vietnamese mummy on display

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The remains of a preserved body, recovered from an archaeological site 17 years ago is on display at the Vietnamese History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. The mummy is of a female, 60 years old at time of death, and is over a hundred years old. (Warning: link has images of the actual body, which may be discomforting for some readers).

Vietnamese History Museum, Vietnam Net Bridge 20110608

The secret of mummy at Vietnam History Museum
Vietnam Net Bridge, 08 June 2011
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Tales of three different Southeast Asian museums

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Richard Bammer of the Reporter visits three Southeast Asian Museums – The Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi, The Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap, and the National Museum Bangkok and contrasts the state of artefacts there.

Tales of three different Southeast Asian museums
The Reporter, 18 February 2010
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Vietnamese king laid to rest

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The remains of King Le Du Thong (1679-1731) was reburied earlier this week in a ceremony mixing traditional and contemporary practices. The remains of the king were uncovered in the middle of the last century and were housed in the Vietnamese History Museum until reburial.

King Le Du Tong to be brought home for burial
Saigon Giai Phong, 23 January 2010

Le king to be reburied after delay
Thanh Nien News, 23 January 2010

Royal remains for reburial
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Rare Buddha statue unveiled at Ho Chi Minh City Museum

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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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