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archive | 31.03. - 21.08.2017

Archaeological Treasures from Vietnam

In the smac, vietnamese cultural history from 30.000 b.p. until the 20th century in the area of conflict between India and China is presented. On show are some 350 outstanding archaeological and historical objects of Vietnamese history. These include scepters made of stone, mythical creatures made of Terracotta and drums made of bronze. Furthermore, the exhibition presents finds from historically important places like the Hindu temple city My Son and the imperial palace Thang Long (“Rising dragon”) in Hanoi. These places all have the rank of an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. All finds presented come from excavations of the past 60 years and for the largest part are exhibited for the first time in Europe. This applies in particular to the boat grave from Viet Khe (ca. 300 B.C- 100 AD) which ranks to the National Treasures of Vietnam.


Patron of the exhibition in Germany is Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former Federal Foreign Minister (until spring 2017).


Exhibition texts
German | Vietnamese | A booklet in English is available in the exhibition and here for download.

Admission fees
regular 5 € | reduced 3 € | families 8 € | groups 3 € per person
Each friday from 3 p.m. everybody at the age of 60 or older has reduced admission and everyone who is usually entitled for reduced admission gets in for free.

Book a tour
For information about group guided tours in foreign languages,
please call + 49 371. 911 999 0 or email us at buchung@smac.sachsen.de

For the exhibition a comprehensive catalogue in German is available in the museum shop (24,95 €).

The catalogue and a visit to the exhibition are ideal ways to prepare a trip to the popular Southeast Asian country. They are a valuable support for people of Vietnamese origin to work through their own culture.
Information about the catalogue (in German)

Schätze der Archäologie Vietnams

Vietnam on tour
Archaeological Treasures from Vietnam was also presented in the LWL Museum of Archaeology in Herne (07.10.2016-26.02.2017) and will be presented in Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim (autumn 2017).

Our partners

Partner der Vietnamausstellung: Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Auswärtiges Amt, Senckenberg, Gebeco, Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Reiss Engelhorn Museen, LWL-Museum für Archäologie, Nationalmuseum Hanoi