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"One-of-a-kind" museum of an old teacher in central Vietnam

Malie Nguyen Malie Nguyen


November 11, 2020 | 06:54

As many as 4000 valuable artifacts dating back thousands of years are exhibited at the "one-of-a-kind" museum of Dr. Nguyen Quang Cuong in the central province of Ha Tinh.

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With the hope of preserving the traditional values​, Dr. Nguyen Quang Cuong (63, a lecturer at Quy Nhon University) establishes "Hoa Cuong Museum" right at his hometown in Binh An commune, Loc Ha district, Ha Tinh province, Dan Tri reported.

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As many as 4000 antique artifacts dating back thousands of years are displayed at Hoa Cuong museum. They are arranged systematically according to 13 themes such as traditional agricultural tools, Vietnamese and foreign coins, artifacts during the wartime or subsidy period, etc.

An ancient stone turtle dating back thousands of years. Photo: Dan Tri

Prehistoric stone items dating back more than 4,000 years Photo: Dan Tri

A coin-containing pot under the Revival Le dynasty. The majority of artifacts are collected in the area of ​​Nghe An - Ha Tinh. Photo: Dan Tri

A collection of traditionally agricultural tools dating back more than 300 years. These tools reflect the unique cultural features in the daily life of Vietnamese farmers. Photo: Dan Tri

A collection of measurement tools with different shapes and sizes. Photo: Dan Tri

A close look at an antique scale in the old days. Photo: Dan Tri

A collection of over 300 ceramic jars and stone mortar. According to experts at Ha Tinh Museum, this collection is currently the largest of its kind in Ha Tinh. Photo: Dan Tri

Dr. Nguyen Quang Cuong also collects abroad coins. Photo: Dan Tri

After being gathered, the antiques are appraised by experts at the Ha Tinh Museum. Photo: Dan Tri

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Snails from Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands. Photo: Dan Tri

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3,700 books are preserved at the museum. Photo: Dan Tri

Items in the subsidy period. Photo: Dan Tri

An information transmitter in wartime.Photo: Dan Tri

Mr. Cuong also hopes that his museum will serve as a venue for youngsters to get a closer insight into the nation’s traditional values.Photo: Dan Tri

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