Vietnam PM Declares Vishnu, Shiva, Durga, Buddha & Surya Murtis as National Treasures

Source: Voice of Vietnam 10/4/012
Note: Published June 2013 on vedicempire.com/Captions are directly above images. The original article provides dates ranging over 2,000 years. These represent Cultural timelines rather than the actual dates associated with the various artifacts. Ive highlighted and corrected some mis-identifications as well. BP

Vietnam announces 30 national treasures

Very unique & ancient Vedic Vietnamese Oc Eo Culture Vishnu Murti features the Sudarshan Chakra in the form of a Club (BP)

Thirty valuable items representing Vietnam’s historic regions and eras have been recognized as national treasures. According to a decision by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the newly-recognized treasures are:

Vedic Sun God Surya dated from 1-600s AD

1) Ngoc Lu bronze drum (of Dong Son culture (700 – 100 BC), currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi)

Identified as ‘Devi Goddess’ of the Vedic Vietnamese Cham Culture

The Ngoc Lu drum is regarded as the most important and prominent of the Dong Son culture of the Bronze Age. The drum was accidentally discovered in 1893 in Ha Nam Province, southeast of Hanoi. In contrast to most other drums of the Dong Son, the tympanum bears three concentric panels, which depict animals or humans, interleaved with bands of geometric or circular patterns. 

Ancient Vedic Vietnamese Cham Shiva Lingam & Yoni

2) Hoang Ha bronze drum (of Dong Son culture (700 – 100 BC), currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi)

The Hoàng Ha drum is a notable specimen of the Dong Son culture of the Bronze Age which was discovered in Ha Son Binh Province in 1937 near the village of Hoàng Ha.

3) Dao Thinh bronze jar (of Dong Son culture (700 – 100 BC), currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi)

4) Bronze statue of a panpipe-playing couple piggybacking (of Dong Son culture (700 – 100 BC), currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi). It is 8.5cm tall, 9.5cm wide, and was made around 2,000-2,500 years ago.

5) Bronze lamp in the shape of a kneeling man (of Dong Son culture (700 – 100 BC), currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi)

6) Canh Thinh bronze drum (Tay Son era 1778 – 1802 currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi)

7) Bronze royal stamp (Tran dynasty 1226 – 1400 currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi)

8) Pottery jar with swan patterns (1428 – 1527 era, currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi)

9) Đường Kách mệnh (Revolutionary Road), a book (in 1927) by Nguyen Ai Quoc who later became President Ho Chi Minh. The book is about the morality of a Communist person, the political standpoints of the author and the path of a revolution. It is currently being kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi.

10) Prison Diary. It is a collection of poems written by a political prisoner who later became President Ho Chi Minh. It is currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi.

11) Handwritten draft of President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal to the whole nation for the resistance war written at the end of 1946. It is currently kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi.

12) Draft of the appeal to citizens and soldiers nationwide” (read by President Ho Chi Minh on Radio the Voice of Vietnam in July 1966, currently kept at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi.

13) President Ho Chi Minh’s Testament (the original will Uncle Ho wrote over 1965-1969, currently kept at the Central Party Committee Office’s Archive Department)

14) Dong Duong Buddhist statue (Champa culture 192 – 1832), currently kept at the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

15) Devi Goddess statue (Champa culture 192 – 1832), currently kept at the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City 

16) Vishnu goddess [sic] (God) statue (Oc Eo Culture 1 – 630 AD), currently kept at the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City.

Very unique & ancient Vedic Vietnamese Oc Eo Culture Vishnu Murti features the Sudarshan Chakra in the form of a Club (BP)

17) Loi My Buddha Statue (Oc Eo Culture 1 – 630 AD), currently kept at the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City.

18) God Surya Statue (Oc Eo Culture 1 – 630 AD), currently kept at the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City.

19) Tara Bodhisattva Statue (Champa culture 192 – 1832), currently kept at the Champa Sculpture Art Museum in the central city of Danang.

20) My Son E1 altar (Champa culture 192 – 1832), currently kept at the Champa Sculpture Art Museum in Danang.

21) Tra Kieu altar [sic] (Shiva Lingam & Yoni) (Champa culture 192 – 1832), currently kept at the Champa Sculpture Art Museum in Danang. The altar is a typical symbol of the royal citadel of Champa in Tra Kieu.

22) Buddha Amitabha Statue (Ly Dynasty 1009 – 1225), currently kept at Phat Tich pagoda in Tien Du District in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

23) Statue of Buddha with a thousand eyes and hands from Le Trung Hung Dynasty (1533–1789), currently kept at But Thap pagoda in Thuan Thanh District in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

24) “Cuu Vi Than Cong,” a set of nine bronze cannons from Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945). The set is kept at the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.

25) “Cuu Dinh” (The Nine Tripod Cauldrons of Nguyen Dynasty 1802 – 1945) is a set of nine bronze censers, vessels used for burning incense, in the Hue ancient citadel. The censers are different from each other, symbolizing the difference in the personality of the nine emperors of the dynasty. The set is currently kept at the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.

26) A 37mm anti-aircraft gun used by the Vietnamese People’s Army in the historical Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, currently kept at the Air-Defence and Air Force Museum in Hanoi.

27) A MiG 21 F96 aircraft, numbered 5121, used by Vietnam People’s Air Force in the historical battle of “Dien Bien Phu in the air” in 1972, currently kept at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi.

28) A notebook reporting on the Ho Chi Minh Offensive, currently kept at the Military Zone 7 Museum in Hanoi. The offensive from April 25 to May 1, 1975 ended the Spring Offensive, as well as the Vietnam War against America.

29) A T54 tank, numbered 843, used in the Ho Chi Minh Offensive, currently kept at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi.

30) A T59 tank, numbered 843, used in the Ho Chi Minh Offensive, currently kept at Hanoi’s Tank – Armour Museum.

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