Vietnam celebrates past cultures in central town showcase

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Antiques from cultures that historically dominated Vietnam's three geographical regions of north, central and south are on display in Hoi An as part of a heritage festival currently underway in Quang Nam Province.

The exhibition opened Friday with more than 1,000 relics from the Dong Son culture, a Bronze Age period in the northern delta; Sa Huynh or Champa culture that flourished between 3,000 and 1,800 years ago along the central coast; and Oc Eo, a Mekong Delta culture that dates back to between the first and seventh centuries.

Made out of pottery and bronze, the items on display range from farming tools, to jewelry and ancient coins, news website Dan Tri reported.

The items were gathered by antique collectors from Hanoi together with Quang Nam culture authorities. The province is currently holding its fifth annual heritage festival.

Dinh Hai, director of Quang Nam Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the exhibition "introduces to people the rich and diverse culture of Vietnam."

The items will be exhibited through June 26 at 39 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An.

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