Sa Huynh Culture Museum in Hoi An ancient town

Sa Huynh Culture Museum in Hoi An ancient town The Sa Huynh Culture Museum in Hoi An displays artifacts of ancient Sa Huynh civilization which flourished 2,000 years ago and founded the Hoi An trading port to trade with merchants from Southeast Asia, South India, and China. Bui Huu Tien, Deputy Director of the Museum of Anthropology of Hanoi has been at the Sa Huynh Culture Museum for several months to help his colleagues restore artifacts found in earth tombs of the ancient people of Hoi An. Tien said, “The collection of Sa Huynh artifacts is unique. The museum features ancient funerary jars and presents the material and spiritual life of people thousands of years ago. It helps visitors better understand the Sa Huynh civilization.” Doctor Tien and Tran Cong Trung, a member of the Center for Hoi An Heritage Culture Preservation are restoring an ancient bowl, one of 946 objects in the museum which reveal the life of the people of the Sa Huynh civilization. Trung said, “The museum was created in 1995 following excavations of archaeological and sites in Hoi An. All the objects on display are original artifacts.” Trung noted that the exhibited objects reflect the life of the Vietnamese people from 1000 BC to the 2nd century, who were the first to settle in the central region. He added, “The museum has a collection of funerary jars of various shapes and offerings found at burial sites. We also have iron tools not from the region of… [Read full story]


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