Thousand-year-old antiques on display in Ninh Binh
Update: Jan 21, 2015
More than 300 artifacts dating from over a thousand years ago are on display in the provincial museum of the northern province of Ninh Binh from January 20-24.

The exhibits include drums, knives, jars, bells, necklaces, bricks, and bows, some of which have been dated back to the Dong Son culture in 700 BC and reach throughout the Dinh, Ly, Tran, Le and Nguyen feudal regimes.

Many of them were uncovered in the Hoa Lu ancient citadel in Ninh Binh, which was once the country’s capital.

According to Director of the Ninh Binh Museum Nguyen Xuan Khang, the antiques reveal a great deal about the culture and its socio-economic development through various periods in history.

He said he hopes the exhibit will contribute to raising public awareness of the importance of preserving national cultural values.