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21/05/2020 - 16:30

Exhibition of documents and artifacts of Emperor Gia Long 

An exhibition is displaying many valuable artifacts and documents, which were associated with Emperor Gia Long, as well as artifacts bearing imprints left by him in the establishment of monarchy in the country.

The artifacts on display at the exhibition

The exhibition is taking place at Hue Museum of Royal Antiques, at 3 Le Truc Street, Hue City. It is organized by Hue Monuments Conservation Center to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Emperor Gia Long (1820-2020).

In addition, the exhibition also dedicates a space to introduce the construction of the imperial capital of Hue, which Emperor Gia Long was the one who laid the foundation, as well as the mausoleum area, the resting place of the emperor and royal members.

Emperor Gia Long was the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty, reuniting the country in terms of territory, setting the national name of Vietnam, completing the governmental apparatus from the central to local levels, laying the foundation for the development of economy, law, culture, and society, etc. During his reign, he continued to establish Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The exhibition is open until the end of August 2020.

Photos of the materials and artifacts recorded by Thua Thien Hue Online:

An antique porcelain plate from the Nguyen Dynasty of Nguyen Huu Hoang, the collector

The bronze incense burner was used in Nam Giao Sacrifice Ceremony. The objects used in the Nam Giao Sacrifice Ceremony were made and arranged based on royal regulations on colors, shapes, materials, and directions according to the philosophy of the Eastern Book of Changes

Quoc gia Tin bao seal (gilded ceramic (replica)) dating from the first year of Gia Long reign (1802)

Iron bullets used for the holy cannons, placed on the fortresses of Hue imperial capital’s defense system during the Nguyen Dynasty

Drawing of Thien Tho mausoleum (tomb of Emperor Gia Long) by the Ministry of Public Works, the Nguyen Dynasty. Nowadays, Thien Tho mausoleum is located in Huong Tho Commune, Huong Tra Town

Reporting plaque of the officials under the Nguyen Dynasty

The gun used by Emperor Gia Long is conserved by Hue Museum of Royal Antiques

Copy of the land sale contract in the Gia Long reign

By P. T