Royal gold books exhibited in Hue

(VOVworld) - Visitors to the Museum of Royal Fine Arts in Hue will get a chance to look at books transcribed on rectangle gold pieces, made for the adoration of the Nguyen Dynasty. There are three gold books on exhibition, including two from the first emperor Gia Long and the other of King Minh Mang.

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Visitors to the exhibition of the Nguyen dynasty's gold seals and books

The gold books were made to record royal affairs and for chronicing the timeline of an emperor. The exhibition also displays some gold seals used for administrational affairs, including a 4.9kg seal used by emperor Minh Mang.

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The King's gold seal
 
This is the first time since 1945 that the books are displayed in the former feudal capital city of Hue, coming out from storage in the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi. The centre is scheduled to organise a grand exhibition displaying almost all of the royal treasure in September. The current exhibition of gold books will close on June 23.

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