Vietnam's rich archaeology

This news feature from the Thanh Nien News Daily features some of the lesser known – but no less impressive – artifacts from two millennia of Vietnamese archaeology.

Blasts from the past
Thanh Nien News, 10 January 2010

Vietnam’s thousands of years of recorded history are virtually invisible on the country’s modern-day cultural landscape.

Many historic artifacts and artistic relics of the distant Vietnamese past are going ignored and some are even deteriorating as the country leaps into the future at breakneck speed. But anyone who chooses to look can find hidden historical treasure troves throughout the land – some located in local homes, some in pagodas and others in museums.

Stone toad instruments, oc eo seals, royal Cham jewellery… see them all here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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