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Within the desolate mangrove swamps, against the sea in Can Duoc District, Long An Province in the Mekong Delta, one of Indochina’s largest artillery battle stations has survived for over a hundred years. [ more... ]
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Jade objects had many uses in past times; decorations for the Royal office, pots and vases for domestic functions and censers for religious ceremonies. [ more... ]
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Vietnam Heritage has been publishing a series based on ‘2,000 Years of Vietnamese Ceramics’ by Nguyen Dinh Chien and Pham Quoc Quan, published by Vietnam National Museum of History, Hanoi, 2005. [ more... ]
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Criss-crossing the Central Highlands, ascending in the morning mist on the Song Pha mountain pass of the 27 highway to Langbian Plateau, hanging in the blue smoke while the sun is sinking on B'lao Pass Highway 20 [ more... ]
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Many of us will have passed by the imposing French architecture Archbishop’s Palace on the corner of Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Tran Quoc Thao in HCMC’s District Three, admired its facade and then given it no further thought. [ more... ]
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From 2,000 Years of Vietnamese Ceramics, Nguyen Dinh Chien and Pham Quoc Quan, National Museum of Vietnamese History, Hanoi, 2005. [ more... ]
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Le Tuan Nghia has never been a soldier, but he is interested in collecting military items. Nghia says his collecting began with his family members’ love of collecting audio items. [ more... ]
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In past years, at archaeological sites in Quang Nam that pertain to the early metal age (2,000-3,000 years ago,) Vietnamese and international archaeologists have found many kinds of jewellery made from various materials from terracotta to stones like nephrite, agate, quartz, glass, jade and, in particular, gold and gilded jewellery. [ more... ]
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The following information is from the National Museum of Vietnamese History’s Vietnamese Ancient Jade, 2011. Jade identity cards 御前敕命 and 绍治万岁 were very special cards. [ more... ]
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At the beginning of the 19th century, after unifying the country, King Gia Long dispatched emissaries to China to request investiture and change the name of the country from ‘An Nam’ to ‘Nam Việt.’ The Qing regime feared that the characters ‘Nam Việt’ coincided with the name of a former country that included present-day Guangxi and Guangdong, so they did not concede. [ more... ]
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