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Vietnam National Museum of History

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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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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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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Earthen bricks in the Ly-Tran dynasty preserved in the Vietnam National Museum of History
  • 19/03/2016 05:00

Earthen bricks in the Ly-Tran dynasty preserved in the Vietnam National Museum of History

Nowadays, we can not see any architectural relic of the Ly-Tran dynasty remaining in the original form in Vietnam so far. However, there still exist the earthen bricks which are recognized as the construction material of the Ly-Tran dynasty. Those bricks were found in the archaeological excavations and/or preserved by museums and collectors.

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Jade royal seals of the Nguyen dynasty
  • 16/10/2015 14:49

Jade royal seals of the Nguyen dynasty

The collection of the royal seals of the Nguyen dynasty belonged to the royal wares includes many types of materials such as gold, silver and jade... Those objects implicate important landmarks of the history of the Nguyen dynasty in particular and Vietnam in general.

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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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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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