The Vietnamese Prime Minister has signed a decision to recognize another 12 items of huge cultural and historical value as national treasures
Unprecedentedly, a rickshaw which belonged to a king of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) - the country’s last monarchy- is on its way back home thanks to Vietnamese cultural authorities’ perseverance in persuading a French museum’s leader following an auction in mid June 2014, Hue Monuments Conservation Center announced on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Hue Monuments Conservation Center recommended concerned authorities to make efforts to bring home two royal treasures, which were put up on auction in France last week
Two Japanese scroll paintings, created in the 17th and early 18th centuries and considered among Japan’s cultural treasures, depict Vietnam’s central region, proving that merchants from the two countries conducted trade activities as early as the 8th century
The Prime Minister recently decided to recognize 37 more artifacts as national treasures.
The central Phu Yen People’s Committee on May 15 proposed that the province’s stone horns and lithophone be recognized as national treasures.
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