The Kinh Mon District People's Committee on December 2 morning held an exhibition of archaeological objects of Nham Duong pagoda in its precinct (Duy Tan commune).
The exhibits consisted of 201 items in four groups of pottery, bronzes, stone tools, and fossil bones of prehistoric human and animals dating back 30,000 – 50,000 years.
Especially, there were many rare and precious objects like fossil bones of prehistoric human and animals, stone work tools, domestic pottery, ancient coins, etc. affirming that human beings have continuously resided in Kinh Mon for 30,000 – 50,000 years through the Paleolithic, the Upper Paleolithic, the Mesolithic, the Neolithic, Dong Son culture, the period of Chinese domination over Vietnam, and the feudal period to this day.
The exhibition contributed to deeply popularizing the cultural value and cave system of Nham Duong to domestic and foreign tourists and enhancing pride in the native land, the nation, and the heroic tradition of Kinh Mon.
Following are some typical images:
Prof Nguyen Lan Cuong (3rd from left) introduces objects to visitors. Photos: Vi Thuy
Objects from Dinh and Early Le dynasties
Objects from Ly and Tran dynasties
Objects from the early stage of the Later Le dynasty
Construction bricks from the period of Chinese domination over Vietnam (1st - 3rd centuries)
Fossil animal bones
Dong Son bronzes
Fossil teeth of prehistoric human
Visitors to the exhibition