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Bronze bells in Le-Nguyen dynasty in the Vietnam National Museum of History
  • 09/10/2015 15:04

Bronze bells in Le-Nguyen dynasty in the Vietnam National Museum of History

The bronze bell is an important musical instrument in religious space of Vietnamese communities as pagodas or temples. So far, the oldest bronze bells are the bell of Thanh Mai pagoda (Hanoi) casted in 798, the bell of Nhat Tao temple (Hanoi) casted in 948 and Van Ban bell (Hai Phong - 13th-14th century).

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Mandarin squares on the surcoat of the officials in Nguyen dynasty
  • 21/09/2015 11:10

Mandarin squares on the surcoat of the officials in Nguyen dynasty

The Nguyen dynasty ended the feudal system in Vietnam after ruling it for 143 years (1802 - 1945). The costume for the Nguyen officials was identified as strictly as what in previous reigns and regulated by the Ministry of Ceremonies.

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Dong Son ancient village
  • 19/08/2015 10:40

Dong Son ancient village

Under the foot of Tien Son village lies Dong Son village. The village is a few thousand years old...

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The underground brick tomb in Duc Son village, Quang Ninh province
  • 12/08/2015 21:11

The underground brick tomb in Duc Son village, Quang Ninh province

The relic of Duc Son brick tomb located in Duc Son village, Yen Duc commune, Dong Trieu district, Quang Ninh province. It is 20km far away Dong Trieu town and 18km from the Mao Khe tomb to the southeast.

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UNESCO's recognition of intangible cultural heritage in Vietnam
  • 05/08/2015 01:01

UNESCO's recognition of intangible cultural heritage in Vietnam

Since April 2014, the Vietnam National Museum of History has been in charge of preserving the UNESCO's certificate of recognition of intangible cultural heritage in Vietnam for 5 practices including: The cultural space of the gongs in the central highlands of Vietnam; Quan Ho Bac Ninh folk song (love duets); Ca tru ceremonial singing; Nha Nhac Vietnamese court music and Don Ca Tai Tu (music of the southern provinces of Vietnam).

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More opinions about the results of the excavation in Luy Lau relic site in 2014
  • 27/07/2015 00:26

More opinions about the results of the excavation in Luy Lau relic site in 2014

The ancient Luy Lau relic site located in Thanh Khuong commune, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province. It was one of the first and largest urban cities in northern Vietnam. It had the largest amount and diversified objects compared to other archaeological sites in the early centuries A.D. Luy Lau was not only the center for politics and economy of the nation but also for culture and religion, especially Buddhism. Thus, studying on Luy Lau is very important for studying Vietnamese history in the first 10 centuries A.D as it helps to reveal about a critical history period that so-called "a period for preparing the conditions for the establishment and development of the later glorious Dai Viet civilization".

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Signs and characters inscribed on the construction materials found in Phuong Nhi site (Nam Dinh province)
  • 14/07/2015 19:18

Signs and characters inscribed on the construction materials found in Phuong Nhi site (Nam Dinh province)

Phuong Nhi archaeological site located in Yen Loi commune, Y Yen district, Nam Dinh province has been excavated for many times in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2012. From April to June/2012, Vietnam National Museum of History (VNMH) coordinated with Nam Dinh Museum to excavate it again.

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Duong Xa archaeological site and the development progress from Go Mun culture to Dong Son culture
  • 26/06/2015 11:01

Duong Xa archaeological site and the development progress from Go Mun culture to Dong Son culture

Duong Xa archaeological site located in Duong Dinh village, Duong Xa commune, Gia Lam district, Hanoi City, Vietnam. This site was discovered accidentally in the 1980s. During construction and land planning, local people discovered some brick tombs and Dong Son style bronze and ceramic wares.

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Interesting private museums in Vietnam (part 1)
  • 26/06/2015 10:17

Interesting private museums in Vietnam (part 1)

(Cinet)- Not bursting with visitors yet surprisingly interesting – these private museums are hidden treasures that any arts and culture lover do not want to miss in Vietnam.

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Brown pattern and brown ceramics of Ly-Tran dynasties, 11th-14th century
  • 26/06/2015 09:51

Brown pattern and brown ceramics of Ly-Tran dynasties, 11th-14th century

The brown pattern ceramics of Ly-Tran dynasties were made carefully with thick bone and brown glazed patterns against ivory glazed ground or with brown glaze only. This included types of domestic wares and ceremonial purposes, such as: ewer, tureen, jar, bowl, vase, lamp-stand, basin, cup, plate, box, stupa, urn, stem-cup, statue...

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