Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day to feature artefacts from the Thang Long Citadel

The sixth annual Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day held in Hanoi next week will feature artefacts from the 1,000-year-old Thang Long Citadel, now a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Artefacts from the Thang Long Citadel, Vietnam Net News, 16 Nov 2010

Valuable antiques on display for the first time
Vietnam Net Bridge, 16 November 2010

Many antiques excavated from the Thang Long royal citadel in Hanoi will be displayed for the first time at the sixth Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day at 2 Hoa Lu, Hanoi from November 20-24.

The event is a follow up on Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary, under the theme of“The Imprints of Thang Long – Hanoi”. Many activities will be held at the Vietnam Culture and Art Centre, 2 Hoa Lu, from 8:00 am through 9:00 pm.

The main attraction will be a 200sq.m area displaying items excavated at the Thang Long Royal Citadel, which was recently recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

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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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