Two showrooms featuring Oc Eo and Champa cultures opened at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Vietnam History Museum on January 12.

The event is the result of a cooperation project between the Vietnamese and French governments carried out since 2005.

More than 430 objects made of gold, silver, bronze, gemstone, pottery and wood were displayed at the showrooms.

Oc Eo is a very large Funan culture site in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, occupied about 250 AD while Champa culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Vietnam between the 4th and 13th centuries.