First Unveiling of Thang Long Royal Treasures in Hanoi

The exhibition "Treasures of the Imperial Palace of Thang Long" introduces to the public 29 unique artifacts unearthed in the Thang Long Imperial Citadel from 2002 until the present.

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The Thang Long – Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center in collaboration with the Imperial Citadel Research Institute has just opened the exhibition “Treasures of the Imperial Palace of Thang Long”.

The exhibition introduces 29 prominent and unique antiques throughout the history of Thang Long Imperial Palace. These are important items that have served from daily life to royal banquets on great occasions, coronation or king’s birthday; and the characters in the temples or interior decorations.

First Unveiling of Thang Long Royal Treasures in Hanoi
The exhibition “Treasures of the Imperial Palace of Thang Long” is taking place at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. Photo: cong luan

In addition, the exhibition also introduced a number of jewelry, pieces of gold decorated on utensils, utensils, and swords decorated with three weapons symbolizing power or imperial orders.

“Treasures of the Imperial Palace of Thang Long” are displayed in three areas. An area to display and introduce artifacts from the Ly – Tran dynasties; An area to introduce artifacts from the early Le, Mac, and Le Trung Hung dynasties; An area outside that creates a highlight with artifacts introduced to the public for the first time, such as the largest Tran Dynasty terracotta pot ever and a model of green enamel architecture from the early Le Dynasty.

This exhibition space is even more unique, and more prominent with the projected images of the Ly palace and the surrounding wall showing the beauty of the four seasons in that ancient palace.

First Unveiling of Thang Long Royal Treasures in Hanoi
The exhibition space is more prominent with projected images recreating the Ly palace and the wall inside it. Photo: cong luan

In particular, this is the first time that 3D mapping technology, which simulates the unique patterns of artifacts, has been applied, so that visitors can better recognize the beauty and elegance of the royal ceramics of Thang Long Palace.

The combination of static and dynamic display methods, the use of artistic lighting, and 3D mapping projection technology have created an attractive effect that helps the public to fully soak in the beauty and special value of the royal treasures of the palace – the vivid evidence that reflects the glorious history of Thang Long Capital.

First Unveiling of Thang Long Royal Treasures in Hanoi
Photo: cong luan

According to the Thang Long Heritage Conservation Center – Hanoi, the discoveries at the heritage site after 20 years of conducting archaeological research have revealed a complex of architectural vestiges of the palace and attics of the Thang Long Imperial Palace as well as countless royal utensils.

First Unveiling of Thang Long Royal Treasures in Hanoi
Visitors at the exhibition. Photo: cong luan

This important discovery vividly illustrates the long history of Thang Long Imperial City over 1,300 years, from Dai La (7th-IX centuries), Dinh – Tien Le (Xth century) to the Ly dynasty (century 7th-XI-XIII century), Tran (13th-XIV centuries), Le (XV-XVIII centuries).

First Unveiling of Thang Long Royal Treasures in Hanoi
Photo: cong luan

From these findings, people will know more about Thang Long Capital from now on. With outstanding global values, the heritage site was inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO in 2010.

First Unveiling of Thang Long Royal Treasures in Hanoi
Photo: cong luan
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