National treasures-Vietnam’s pride

(VOVworld)- A special exhibit of Vietnam’s 18 national treasures is taking place from January to May at the National Museum of Vietnamese History.
For the first time, Vietnam's 18 national treasures are simultanousely on display beside 200,000 other documents and artifacts preserved at the museum.

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An overview of the exhibition at the National Museum of Vietnamese History.

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The bell of Van Ban Pagoda, one of Vietnam's most ancient and biggest bronze bells, is from the Dai Viet Civilization. The bell was discovered in 1958 on the Do Son coast near Hai Phong.  The bell is an icon of the establishment of Buddhism in Vietnam under the Ly and Tran dynasties.
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The dragon on top of the Van Ban Pagoda bell from Do Son, Hai Phong, from the 13th-14th century Tran dynasty.
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The Ceramic Storage Jar with brown glaze patterns is an artifact from the Tran Dynasty discovered at Tran Temple in Tuc Mac Village, Loc Vuong Ward, Nam Dinh City, in 1972. This is the most exquisite ceramic piece from the Tran Dynasty discovered so far. The jar was a prized poseesion of the Tran royal family.

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The original version of the "Prison Diary" written in Chinese Han script by President Ho Chi Minh. The diary includes 133 poems President Ho Chi Minh wrote when he was imprisoned by the Chiang Kai-shek Administration between 1942 and 1943.

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The blue and white ceramic vase adorned with elaborate floral decorations was recovered from a wrecked ship at Cham Island, Quang Nam province, between 1999 and 2000.

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The Golden Seal made in 1827, in the 8th year of Nguyen King Minh Menh.  The seal represents the power of the Nguyen Dynasty. 

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The Dao Thinh bronze jar with a diameter of 61cm and a height of 90cm is the largest known jar of the Dong Son culture. It is decorated with a delicate patterns. The Dao Thinh bronze jar was discovered in Dao Thinh commune, Tran Yen district, Yen Bai province.
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Foreign visitors examine the Dao Thinh bronze jar. 

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Thematic decorations on the Hoang Ha Bronze Drum, a famous artifact of the Dong Son Culture from the 3rd to the 2nd Century BCE. It was discovered under 1.5 meters of earth while digging an irrigation canal for Noi hamlet, Hoang Ha Village, Phu Xuyen District, Hanoi.