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1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

By Viet An   September 10, 2022 | 05:33 am PT
Relics excavated at Hanoi’s Imperial Citadel from 2002 are being showcased at an exhibition.
1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

Starting Thursday, the Center for the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of Thang Long-Hanoi, in cooperation with the Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies, organized a relic exhibition themed "Treasures of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel."

A total 29 signature relics from various time periods are presented at the exhibition. Most were used in daily life at the Imperial Citadel.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

A porcelain pot with a lid, decorated with dragon and cloud-like patterns, from the 11-12th century.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

An amphora to contain liquor from the Ly Dynasty, 11-12th century.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

A ceramic pot with lotus-like patterns from the Tran Dynasty, 13-14th century.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

A water bowl with flower-like patterns from the Tran Dynasty, 13-14th century.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

A sword with decorations on its blade from the Tran Dynasty, 13-14th century.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

Gold leaf with dragon and cloud-like patterns from the Ly-Tran Dynasty, 11-14th century.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

A ceramic bowl with colored decorations from the Le Dynasty.

Through different resources, experts can recreate some of the patterns and present it through 3D mapping technology.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

Bowls and plates from the Le Dynasty, with lotus and dragon-like decorations.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

Vases and bowls to drink liquor (upper row) were made in the Binh Giang ceramic village of the northern province of Hai Duong, from the Revival Le Dynasty, 17-18th century.

Bowls with phoenix and dragon-like patterns (lower row) were made in the Mac Dynasty, 16th century.

1,000-year-old imperial treasures of Vietnam unveiled

In 2017, archeologists found a stone well from the Revival Le Dynasty in the 17th century. It is 41 centimeters tall and 68 centimeters wide.

The exhibition is ongoing at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel at 19C Hoang Dieu, Ba Dinh District.

 
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