Antiques donated to army museum

Two hundred artifacts, from the third to first century BC to the 20th century, were presented to the Vietnam Army Ordnance Museum by UNESCO on July 17 in Hanoi.

Bricks on show were used for building the citadel of Ho Dynasty in 16th century, they are displayed in the northern province of Thanh Hoa (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

These antiques, given by UNESCO Vietnam's Ancient Relics Preservation Centre, are related to building the country and fighting foreign aggressors, with typical terra cotta cookers from the first century, and jars, bowls and plates from the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties from the 11th century to the 18th century.

There is also sword collection from the Tay Son insurgent army, which had been led by the hero Nguyen Hue in the 18th century, and bricks used for building the citadel of Ho Dynasty in the 16th century.

By V.Xuan – Translated by H.Mien

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