Sep 22, 2020 / 05:48

National Assembly Underground Archaeological Exhibition to Change Hands to Hanoi

The National Assembly Office handed over the Parliament underground archeology exhibition to the People's Committee of Hanoi at a ceremony held on September 22.

The National Assembly Office handed over the Parliament underground archeology exhibition to the People's Committee of Hanoi at a ceremony held on September 22.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences of VASS Bui Nhat Quang said that 12 years ago in 2008, prior to the construction of the National Assembly House, the Prime Minister assigned the VASS to carry out the archaeological excavation and relocation of relics from the construction site of the National Assembly House.

 The Parliamentary Underground Archeology Exhibition will be run by the Hanoi authorities.

Large-scale excavation in an area of 14,200 square meters unearthed 140 relics and tens of thousands of artifacts belonging to different periods as vivid evidence of the long history and development of the Long Imperial Citadel of Thang in the 11th - 18th century.

To remind later generations of the importance of the land where the Paliament House stands, a part of the building's basement was set aside to house an exhibition of artifacts found during the excavation of the area. “This exhibition has special political and scientific significance,” Mr. Quang emphasized, “it represents a continuation from the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long to the National Assembly House today, and also promotes the value of heritage as well as the need to learn and explore the culture and history of the visitors to the the National Assembly House. "

Speaking at the event, Hanoi People's Committee Vice President Ngo Van Quy said: "The event aims to promote the value of the cultural heritage of a thousand years of civilization and honor the outstanding global heritage values of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, thus improving Vietnam's position in the world."

This also shows the implementation of the Vietnamese government's commitments to the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) to unify the management of the heritage site, ensuring the integrity of monuments and relics excavated in the work of the House of the National Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of cultural heritage