• Short Summary

    A SPECIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXHIBITION OF KING FUN WHO IS SAID TO HAVE EXISTED SOME 4,000 YEARS AGO IN VIETNAM WAS HELD AT HANOI HISTORICAL MUSIEUM RECENTLY.

  • Description

    1.
    GENERAL VIEW OF THE HANOI HISTORICAL MUSEUM.


    2.
    THE SIGN "HANOI HISTORICAL MUSEUM".


    3.
    VISITORS.


    4.
    THE WOODEN COFFIN WHICH WAS EXCAVATED FROM HAIPHONG BACK IN 1961 WHICH IS BELIEVED TO BE 3,000 YEARS OLD.


    5.
    CLOSE UP. THE WOODEN COFFIN.


    6.
    VARIOUS ACCESSORIES WERE FOUND IN THE COFFIN.


    7.
    AN HISTORIAN EXPLAINS THOSE THINGS TO VISITORS.


    8.
    THOSE WHO LOOK AT THEM.


    9.
    SHOE STYLE AXE MADE OF BRONZE.


    10.
    THE BELL. IN OLDEN DAYS, THE KING USED THIS BELL TO CALL MAID.


    11.
    SPOON MADE OF BRONZE.


    12.
    VARIOUS DOCUMENTS SHOWING THE EXISTENCE OF KING FUN IN 3,000 TO 4,000 YEARS AGO.


    13.
    CLOSE UP. OLD DOCUMENT.


    14-16.
    THOSE WHO LOOK AT THE CASE FOR RICE.


    17-18.
    PRESSED PICTURE OF THE PAINTING BASED ON THE BAMBOO WHERE ORIGINAL WAS PAINTED.


    19 20 21.
    EARTHEN GOODS WHICH WERE EXCAVATED. A PIECE OF OLDEN DAYS UTENSIL.


    22 23.
    THE PRESSED COPY OF THE PAINTING BY OAK.




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    Background: A SPECIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXHIBITION OF KING FUN WHO IS SAID TO HAVE EXISTED SOME 4,000 YEARS AGO IN VIETNAM WAS HELD AT HANOI HISTORICAL MUSIEUM RECENTLY. THIS IS A WOODEN COFFIN WHICH WAS EXCAVATED NEAR HAIPHONG, THE LARGEST PORT CITY SOME 60 KILOMETRES EAST OF HANOI BACK IN 1961. THE COFFIN IS 4 METRES LONG AND SAID TO HAVE MADE ABOUT 3,000 OR 4,000 YEARS AGO. APPARENTLY, A HUGE TIMBER WAS HOLLOW OUT BY AND THERE WAS VARIOUS ACCESSORIES ASIDE WITH THE MUMMY, HOWEVER, IT IS NOT DEFINITELY REVEALED THIS WAS SURELY THE MUMMY AND THE COFFIN OF LATE KING FUN AS HE WAS STILL BELIEVED THE KING IN THEIR TRADITION AND MYTHOLOGY UNLESS FURTHER SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IS MADE ALTHOUGH VIETNAMESE HISTORIAN PREDICTED THAT THERE WAS VARIOUS CLASSES IN THOSE DAYS JUDGING FROM THE ACCESSORIES THEY FOUND IN THIS COFFIN. THE MOST OF THE ACCESSORIES WHICH WERE BURIED IN THE COFFIN AND EXCAVATED SHOW BRONZE PRODUCTS SUCH AS BRONZE AXE, SHOE STYLE AXE, BRONZE JAR, BRONZE SWORD, BRONZE KNIFE, AND BRONZE SPOON ETC, THIS IS A BELL OF BRONZE. JUDGING FROM THESE BRONZE AGE PRODUCTS, THE HISTORIAN SAYS THE AGE OF KING FUN MUST BE THE END OF THE NEOLITHIC ERA TO THE BEGINNING OF THE BRONZE ERA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CLASSIFICATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD. BUT, THE HISTORIAN SAYS IT IS REGRETTABLE FACT THAT THEY COULD NOT FIND DECISIVE THINGS THAT PROVE THE EXISTENCE OF KING FUN YET. THE MUSEUM DEMONSTRATED THE WOODEN COFFIN, BRONZE PRODUCTS WHICH SHOW TECHNIQUE OF CASTING IN THOSE DAYS, CASE FOR THE RICE, DRUM MADE OF COPPER WHICH TRANSMIT OLDEN PEOPLE'S MESSAGE TO OTHERS. THE HISTORIAN AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE TRYING THEIR UTMOST TO IDENTIFY AND PROVE THE KING FUN AND THOSE DAYS CULTURE AT PRESENT BASED ON THINGS EXCAVATED FROM THE RUINS NEAR HAIPHONG PORT. THIS IS A COPY OF PICTURE PRESSED ON THE PAINTING MADE ON THE BAMBOO. ALTHOUGH THE HISTORIAN AND ARCHAEOLOGIST COULD NOT FIND OUT ANY SKELETON OR BORNE IN THE SAME PLACE WHERE SUCH BRONZE PRODUCTS AND WOODEN COFFIN WERE EXCAVATED, THEY CAN NOT ANNOUNCE WHAT KING OF MAN KING FUN WAS AND HIS REAL STATUS, HIS AGE OF CULTURE AND SO ON DEFINITELY SO THEY CAN NOT FIGURE OUT THE KING FUN AS ACTUAL EXISTED MAN ACCORDING TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. ON OTHER HAND, MORE THAN 500 TO 1,000 PEOPLE VISIT THIS HISTORICAL MUSEUM TO SEE THESE EXCAVATED RUINS OF OLDEN DAYS THINGS IN VIETNAM. THE HISTORIAN AND ARCHAEOLOGIST SAY THAT THEY WISH TO UTILIZE MORE SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENTS SUCH AS X-RAY AND OTHER OPTICAL EQUIPMENTS TO JUDGE THE AGE OF THE EXCAVATED GOODS TO IDENTIFY 3,000 TO 4,000 YEARS AGO CULTURE IN VIETNAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADNDAAS9MZG6L5E8F3PNCUK98D
    Media URN:
    VLVADNDAAS9MZG6L5E8F3PNCUK98D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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