VietNam – Antiquities over 1,500 years on display in Vung Tau

Reliefs, beads and labor tools of the Funan people, more than 1,500 years ago in An Giang, were first displayed in the coastal city.

Students of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University look at the exhibition on Oc Eo Culture at the Ba Ria – Vung Tau Provincial Museum on May 18. Lasting for a month, the exhibition features 112 artifacts excavated from relics in An Giang – it belongs to the ancient country of Funan, dating from the I-VII centuries.

The relief of the human face dates from the V – VII centuries.

According to the An Giang Provincial Museum, among the thousands of relics belonging to the Oc Eo culture, there are hundreds of artifacts carved with human figures. From human figures carved on gold leaf to all kinds of reliefs made of bronze, stone, wood, terracotta… In which, reliefs with human faces and tiger faces are often decorated on temples and ancient towers of residents. contemporaneous.

A stone ax dating from 2,000-2,500 years ago was found at Cay Tung mound site, Thoi Son commune, Tinh Bien district.

Excavation 28 years ago, archaeologists found a residence site with a thick cultural layer and many artifacts. In the heart of this relic at a depth of 0.85-1.2 m discovered burial remains with a total of 25 graves, the graves were buried directly in the ground, without the coffin in the position of lying on your back with your feet.

A stone slab with round holes and delicate decorative motifs.

In 1942, the first relic belonging to the Oc Eo culture was discovered by French archaeologist Louis Malleret at Oc Eo mound, Vong The commune, Thoai Son district. Two years later, he excavated and obtained many valuable artifacts.

Up to now, in An Giang, there are three other relics of this culture unearthed: Cay Tung mound, An Loi worshiping hole and An Loi ancient tower.

Two beads were found in the ruins of Oc Eo mound, Vong The commune, Thoai Son district.

Contemporaries liked to wear jewelry on the hands, ears, neck and on the head. Their jewelry is rich in categories such as earrings, bracelets, beads, rings… made from gold, precious stones, glass, copper.

Ceramic seal of the Funan people on display at the exhibition.

The image of the BRAHMA god Giong Xoai, recognized as a National Treasure in 2018.

The exhibition also has more than 100 pictures of relics, excavations, 5 national treasures An Giang is keeping, including: statue of god BRAHMA; Linga set – Yoni Floating Stone; wooden Buddha statue Giong Mango; stone Buddha statue; linga set – Yoni Linh Son.

6th century ceramic crucible.

Household utensils such as cups, lids, vases, pots… are made of ceramic.



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