Museum gives insight into Bronze Age culture

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More than 600 ancient artefacts from Viet Nam and some other Asian countries are on display at an exhibition at the Can Tho Museum.
The relics, some 2,000 years old, are from collections held by museums and 60 individuals in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region.
Some are on public display for the first time, including some Lao and Cambodian decorative objects and prayer objects in bronze, silver, stone, and baked clay. Ceramics made by Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese artisans in the 13th and 14th centuries, including white and blue glazed jars, bowls, kettles, teapots, and vases account for a large part of the exhibition.
There are earthen jars from the Oc Eo era, one of Viet Nam's oldest known cultures dating back to the third century.
After the exhibition, 33 collectors will present 91 antiques belonging to the Ly and Tran eras to the Can Tho Museum.
The Ly and Tran dynasties, who ruled from the 11th to the 14th centuries, are renowned for their high-quality artefacts.
The exhibition, held to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Ha Noi will last until August 22.