Permanent exhibitions on Oc Eo and Champa opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City opens two permanent exhibitions showcasing artefacts from Vietnam’s Oc Eo and Champa cultures.

Champa ruins in My Son
photo credit: ctsnow

HCM City museum opens Oc Eo, Champa culture exhibits
Vietnam Net Bridge, 13 January 2010

The Museum of Vietnamese History in HCM City yesterday, January 12, opened two permanent exhibits of the Oc Eo and Champa cultures.

On display are 439 ancient artefacts and sculptures made of gold, silver, copper, gems, pottery, wood, and sandstone.

The Oc Eo exhibition features remnants of tools, vases, and statues of Gods made of earth during the Oc Eo culture (between the first and sixth centuries) which were found in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, mostly in An Giang Province.

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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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