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The vitality of Dong Son
  • 21/02/2019 15:50

The vitality of Dong Son

In the proto-historical time, on today S-shaped land of Vietnam, there were three brilliant archaeological cultures: Dong Son, Sa Huynh, Oc Eo. They were three cultural transmitting centers in Southeast Asia and beyond. Among these centers, in my point of view, Dong Son culture is more pervasive both in space and time. In terms of space, there have been many monographs mentioning the effects of Dong Son culture on contemporary cultures. In terms of time, however, there is almost no research that explains the nature of the preservation of Dong Son elements in the national cultural flow. In this article, I am going to show the effects of Dong Son art in the post-Dong Son periods in Vietnam. At the same time, I also analyze the geo-political and geo-cultural context that made Dong Son a long-lasting vitality in the Vietnamese cultural tradition.

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The restoration of the three wood artefacts stored at the National Museum of Vietnamese History (Part 1)
  • 10/01/2019 12:48

The restoration of the three wood artefacts stored at the National Museum of Vietnamese History (Part 1)

Fifteen years ago, an international conference called “What choices for Vietnam” and an exhibition named “Resurrection” were held at the National Museum of Vietnamese History. The event marked the successful partnership and reported the outcome of the collaborated project on artefacts preservations between the Museum of Vietnamese History (now the National Museum of Vietnamese History) and the Mariemont Museum (Belgium). With the sponsors of said organsations, the event supported and developed shared knowledge of the French-speaking Belgians living in Vietnam.

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Anniversary of Bac Son revolt (September 27th 1940 – September 27th2012)
  • 26/05/2018 05:51

Anniversary of Bac Son revolt (September 27th 1940 – September 27th2012)

72 years ago, in September, 1940, the Communist Party in Bac Son District launched a revolt to gain authority from the French, attack the French stations and armed units and establish the Vietnamese armed force while the French government collapsed after the Japanese invasion in Indochina.

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Nguyen Trai - a national hero, world cultural celebrity (1380 - 1442)
  • 12/12/2017 00:00

Nguyen Trai - a national hero, world cultural celebrity (1380 - 1442)

Nguyễn Trãi, also known under his style name Ức Trai (1380–1442) was from Chi Ngại village, Phượng Sơn district, Lạng Giang (now Chí Linh, Hải Dương Province). His father was Nguyễn Ứng Long (Nguyễn Phi Khanh), a Confucian scholar and mother Trần Thị Thái, daughter of high ranking mandarin Trần Nguyên Đán of Tran dynasty.

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Study and promote the pre- and proto-historic cultural heritage values of Dong Ba Hoe archaeological site, Binh Thuan
  • 05/12/2016 00:00

Study and promote the pre- and proto-historic cultural heritage values of Dong Ba Hoe archaeological site, Binh Thuan

Dong Ba Hoe archaeological site located in village 5, Ham Duc commune, Ham Thuan Bac District, Binh Thuan province. It is also called Ba Que, Bau Hoe or Hoa Vinh but its official name is Dong Ba Hoe (Ba Hoe cave).

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Vietnam National Museum of History – start of new journey
  • 30/10/2016 21:10

Vietnam National Museum of History – start of new journey

The date September 26, 2011 turned an important landmark in the development history of the museum sector of Vietnam with the Decision No. 1674/QD-TTg issued by Vietnamese Prime Minister, regarding to the establishment of the Vietnam National Museum of History (VNMH) by merging two leading museums, the Vietnamese Museum of History and the Vietnamese Museum of Revolution.

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Collection of Japanese objects in the VNMH
  • 17/08/2016 00:45

Collection of Japanese objects in the VNMH

The Vietnam National Museum of History (VNMH) preserves a Japanese collection of 72 objects which were made of organic materials. According to records, those objects were collected by the Louis Finot Museum from exchanging with the Japanese Royal Museum, dating estimated in Edo period (1603-1868) and Meiji period (1868-1912).

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The betel chewing utensils of the Nguyen royal family
  • 07/08/2016 21:14

The betel chewing utensils of the Nguyen royal family

Betel nut chewing is a traditional and special custom in Asian culture. This custom is quite popular in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sumatra, Malacca and Taiwan...

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The golden royal seal Sac menh chi bao, October, 8th year of Minh Menh reign, 1827
  • 24/07/2016 20:08

The golden royal seal "Sac menh chi bao", October, 8th year of Minh Menh reign, 1827

The first Sac menh chi bao royal seal is said to be made in Tran dynasty in wooden material. This seal belonged to King Tran Thai Tong (1225 - 1258) and used for ordering or declaring royal ordinances in the early time of the resistance war against the first invasion of Chinese - Yuan dynasty to Dai Viet (1258).

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10 famous architectures of Saigon
  • 07/07/2016 01:27

10 famous architectures of Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – The Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and the Nha Rong Wharf are renowned for both their unique architecture and historic significance. Below are the most famous architectures in the city.

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