The exhibition aims to honour and promote the value of the national treasures, while offering a chance for visitors to examine Vietnam’s history and culture, as well as stories behind the national treasures themselves.

These eighteen national treasures are among around 200,000 documents and artefacts preserved at the museum, dating from the Dong Son Culture (2,000 years ago), through Dai Viet Civilisation and feudal dynasties, to the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

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Among the displayed are two items freshly recognized in December 2016. They are the golden seal of Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu, made in 1709, and Thong gom hoa nau (a ceramic jar with brown coloured glaze patterns) from the 13th to 14th century which was discovered in the northern province of Nam Dinh in 1972.

Other national treasures include Ngoc Lu and Hoang Ha bronze drums of the Dong Son culture, the Dao Thinh glazed terra-cotta jar, a statue depicting two men playing panpipes, a lamp in the form of a kneeling person, a boat tomb, the Vo Canh stele, the bell at Van Ban Pagoda, among others.

Important historical works such as "Nhat ky trong tu" (Prison Diary), "Duong Kach Menh" (Revolutionary Road) and the handwritten draft of “Call for National Resistance” by President Ho Chi Minh are also exhibited.

The exhibition will run until May 2017./.

Compiled by BTA