Sa Huynh Culture is one of three ancient cradles of civilization in Vietnamese territory, along with Dong Son Culture and Oc Eo Culture. Sa Huynh Culture is defined at around 1000 BC until the end of the 2nd century. Sa Huynh cultural inhabitants settled mainly along the lowlands of the rivers along the central coast of Vietnam, stretching from Quang Binh to Phu Yen. Sa Huynh Cultural Museum keeps many rare precious artifacts of Sa Huynh Culture in the region.
Sa Huynh Culture Museum is located on 149 Tran Phu Street, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province. The Sa Huynh Culture Museum was established in 1994, displays a unique collection of 946 artifacts which are made from are metal wares, especially bronze and iron and ceramics. The majority of the displays in the museum comprises of articles such as jewelry, weapons and useful implements such as axes, hoes, knives, swords, javelins, chisels, crowbars. The exhibits at Sa Huynh Culture Museum all have a very reliable archaeological address because along with artifacts is a system of documents and photographs. Through artifacts exhibited at the museum, we clearly see:
In the Sa Huynh period, farming of wet rice, exploiting and processing river and sea products, handicrafts such as forging, weaving, carpentry, making jewelry … were quite developed. And also show the relationship and exchange of culture with the other countries in the North, South, and Region. It can be said that from this time, Hoi An has been a port town in Central Vietnam.
In particular, Sa Huynh Culture Museum also exhibited some artifacts discovered at Bai Ong relic – Cu Lao Cham, showing that since prehistoric times more than 3000 years ago, there were indigenous people living in here.
In addition, Sa Huynh Culture Museum also reflects lots of other information about burial, living and death conception, aesthetic awareness, exchange relations of ancient inhabitants of the Sa Huynh culture system on the Hoi An land.
Sa Huynh Culture Museum contains a unique artifact collection showing the resident’s life of Hoi An area thousands of years ago. Surely you will have many interesting and useful things when visiting this place.
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