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Northern province displays largest bronze drum in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

The largest bronze drum, which sets Vietnam Guinness Record, is being displayed at the Ho Chi Minh Commemorative House, northern Thanh Hoa Province.

The largest bronze drum in Vietnam is displayed in Thanh Hoa Province.

The drum was offered by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Lam’s family for the occasion of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

The drum has a height of 1.51m and weighs 1,840 kg. The drumhead features a Lac bird (a kind of bird in Vietnamese folktales), humans and animals with an eight-pointed star in the centre.

Four famous relics of Thanh Hoa province were embossed on its body, including the gravestone of Vinh Lang in Tho Xuan district, the Gia Mieu communal house in Ha Trung district, the old imperial city of the Ho dynasty and Ham Rong Bridge.

Source: SGGP

Picture of Uncle Ho with the nation engraved on bronze drum

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Picture of Uncle Ho with the nation engraved on bronze drum

QĐND – Saturday, May 15, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

The Thanh Hoa Antiques’ Association has molded a bronze drum, measuring 120cm in diameter and 100cm in height, to celebrate Uncle Ho’s 120th birthday, and the 1000th year of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The bronze drum mimics the patterns on the Ngoc Lu bronze drum.

Engraved on the drum’s trunk are images of Uncle Ho with the nation, including Uncle Ho’s father’s home town; the Nha Rong wharf where Uncle Ho left Vietnam to find ways to liberate the country; Uncle Ho’s announcement of the Declaration of Independence at the Ba Dinh Square; Uncle Ho’s conversation with the Pioneer Brigade at the Hung Kings’ Temple; the Victory of Dien Bien Phu; Uncle Ho’s compilation of his testament; and Saigon on the liberation day.

The bronze drum will be delivered to the Museum of Ho Chi Minh on May 17th.

Source: TP

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Ancient bronze drum, holy cow displayed in Quang Tri

In Vietnam Culture on November 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

A 2,000-year-old bronze drum and statue of the sacred cow Nandin are being displayed at the Quang Tri Museum to mark the 64th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 1945).

2,00-year-old bronze drum is being displayed at the Quang Tri Museum.

The drum was recently unearthed in Tra Loc village, Hai Xuan Commune, Hai Lang District in the central province of Quang Tri.

The statue of holy cow Nandin was found in an ancient Champa tower in Kim Dau village, Cam An Commune, Cam Lo District in the province.

According to the ancient Champa people, the Nandin Bull was a pure white bull that the Hindu God Shiva rode on. The sacred cow was also considered a lord of the castle.

The two antiques are now being presented to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism for recognition as national cultural heritage items.

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