May 18 - September 22, 2019. "TREASURES OF THE RED RIVER. ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS FROM THE MUSEUMS OF VIETNAM" exhibition in the State Hermitage Museum

The exhibition dedicated to the art, traditions and way of life of people who lived on the territory of present-day Vietnam in the second half of the 1st millennium BC and the early first millennium AD.

From 18 May 2019, the exhibition “Treasures of the Red River. Archaeological Collections from the Museums of Vietnam” will be running in the Winter Palace’s Halls of the History of Ancient Writings. It is being timed to mark Ho Chi Minh’s birthday and the days of the city named in his honour.

In the ancient period, roughly the second half of the 1st millennium BC, three cultures formed on the territory of today’s Vietnam, each founded on local traditions: the Đông Sơn culture in the north of the country, the Sa Huỳnh in the centre and the Đồng Nai in the south. On the basis of these cultures, the first state-like entities in the history of Vietnam arose.

The exhibition presents ancient religious and everyday artefacts from the Vietnam National Museum of History and the Haiphong Museum. Visitors will be able to acquaint themselves with the ancient period in the history of one of the regions of the Indochinese Peninsula, with the art, traditions and way of life of people who lived on the territory of present-day Vietnam at the dawn of statehood in the second half of the 1st millennium BC and the early first millennium AD.

 
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