Prehistoric archaeological discoveries exhibited in Thai Nguyen

Thursday, 2019-05-16 10:37:29
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Artefacts and documents are displayed at the exhibition. (Photo: NDO/The Binh)
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NDO – New archaeological discoveries from prehistoric times found in Thai Nguyen are on display at an exhibition that opened at Thai Nguyen provincial Museum in Thai Nguyen city, the capital of the province, on May 15.

The exhibition introduces the results of archaeological research, exploration and excavation in a range of local caves. it is also a part of the celebrations for International Museum Day, which falls on May 18 each year.

Thai Nguyen is home to rocky terrain, caves, rivers and streams, and abundant vegetation, which provided favourable residence for the primitive tribes. At present, there are still multiple archaeological vestiges with historical value, proving that prehistoric people once lived in the province.

There are 24 archaeological sites in Thai Nguyen. The province’s museum has collaborated with the concerned authorities, research institutes and universities to conduct research, exploration and excavation of a number of relics and caves, which have resulted in discoveries on the lives of prehistoric people in Thai Nguyen, attracting the attention of researchers from both at home and abroad.

The new archaeological results introduced at the exhibition provide the public with new awareness on the continuous developments in the study of prehistoric culture in the locale.

The exhibition introduces over 300 artefacts, documents, photos and books on archaeology. These are divided into three categories, namely the process of researching and discovering prehistoric archaeological vestiges in Thai Nguyen, results of excavation of Than Sa and Oc cave archaeological sites in Vo Nhai district, and preservation and promotion of the value of archaeological sites associated with tourism development.

It is expected to contribute to the preservation and promotion of heritage values, thereby orienting the planning on archaeological relics in Thai Nguyen for the future, while promoting the value of relics attached with the province's tourism development.

The exhibition will welcome visitors and researchers until May 30.