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The lampadaries of the time of Dong Son
  • 17/04/2009 11:20

The lampadaries of the time of Dong Son

In occasion of the 85 th anniversary of the discovery and study of the culture of Dong Son, the National Museum of Vietnamese History organizes an exhibition of remarkable objects of Dong son gathered these five last years (2004 – 2009), among which are objects known for the first time, namely the collection of lampadaries at the site of Lang Vac (Nghe An). It is a collection never seen so far, comprising lampadaries in the form of people, of elephant, of stag, of ox, buried together with the dead to go to the next world, and discovered in tombs considered as belonging to the upper class of the contemporary society

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Echo of Dong Son – Newly discovered objects in 2004 - 2009
  • 17/04/2009 11:09

Echo of Dong Son – Newly discovered objects in 2004 - 2009

The culture of Dong Son was first discovered in 1924 at the river Ma side, in the commune of Dong Son, huyen of Dong Son (now districi of Ham Rong, Thanh Hoa city). In this very place was first discovered the collection of vestiges of the age of metals in Vietnam. Since then, the culture of Dong Son has been studied and explored many times, chiefly in the three big rivers of north Vietnam, it is the centres of Red River, of River Ma and of River Ca. At these three centers, the archaeologists have found the successive stages of cultural development to arrive at last at the summit which is the culture of Dong Son. Besides the principal lines of development, including the three centers of Dong Son of the three rivers, the culture of Dong Son comprises also other elements showing the cultural background of different regions and giving to the collection various features: sea – mountains – middle region and plain. After 85 years of study and exploration, Dong Son has affirmed its internal strength of development, and also contributions from other cultures, as well as its own contributions to other cultures of continental and insular South-east Asia.

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  • 02/04/2009 09:55


In the middle of February 2009, during the construction of the hygienic complexe of the college of Duc Tu (commune of Duc Tu, huyen of Dong Anh, Hanoi), the workers of construction have discovered rows of bricks, disposed in arch. Special decorations are found on a side of these bricks. Thinking that these are ”singular” signs of perhaps an ancient vestige, the Direction of the Project of construction of the college has reported the news of the discovery to local authorities to give the alarm to responsible services.

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