Vietnamese archaeological treasures continue tour of Germany
Update: Sep 19, 2017
Nearly 400 archaeological treasures from Viet Nam are being displayed at the Reiss Engelhorn Museum, Germany’s Mannheim city, in an exhibition that opened on September 15.  

Mannheim is the third and final destination of the exhibition, which is part of a series of events marking the fifth founding anniversary of the Viet Nam-Germany strategic partnership in 2016.

Shown on 500 sq.m. in the second floor of the museum, many of the antiquities date back to the prehistoric period while others were found in My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam province and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Ha Noi.

They include stone and terracotta statues of sacred animals along with bronze bells.

In his opening remarks, Director of the museum Alfried Wieczorek said after nine years of preparation, thanks to the support of scientists and archaeologists of both countries, valuable treasures have been displayed so that visitors can see to learn more about the culture and history of Viet Nam.

He said he hopes the exhibition will attract many visitors and open up new opportunities for cooperation in preservation, museum and archaeology, helping to encourage German tourists to visit Viet Nam.

The exhibition is scheduled to last through January 7, 2018.

Earlier, the antiquities were displayed at the LWL Museum for Archaeology in Herne city from October 2016 to February 2017 and at the State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz in Chemnitz city from March to August this year.