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  • The Thanh Hóa Provincial Museum is currently storing and exhibiting over 30,000 artifacts, including three National Treasures.

  • In the war of resistance against the French colonialists, Thanh Hóa land was always an important revolutionary base and a great rear of the resistance.

  • Bronze drums were creative, unique works. They were symbol of Vietnamese civilization in the ancient time. In 1902, in the book “Alte metalltramels aus Sudost Asien”, Austrian scholar F. Heger classified four type of bronze drums from his research about 165 bronze drums of many famous museums in the world. These are: Heger I, Heger II, Heger III, Heger IV types. In addition, there are three intermediary types: Heger I-II, Heger I-IV, Heger II-IV. Until now, most of Vietnamese and foreign scholars accepted this classification of bronze drums.

  • Thanh Hóa is an ancient land; it has a storage of precious legacy, which is bronze drums of all types. One of the most typical features of these drums was expressed through the forming and motif creating art.

  • Thanh Hoa is a province of “sacred land”. Therefore, many heroic persons appeared over there. In its history, this province was called the land “three Kings, two Lords”. There were famous heroes in national history as: Le Hoan, Le Loi, Kings and Lords of Nguyen dynasty, Trinh Lords of Le dynasty…

  • Cam Thuy bronze ting being kept in Thanh Hoa museum is one of 37 artifacts which are recognized as National Treasure in 2013 signed by Vietnam Prime Minister.

  • The sword-bayonet found in Nưa Mountain is currently kept at the Thanh Hóa Provincial Museum. It is one of 37 artifacts that were recognized as the National Treasures according to the Decision No. 2599/QĐ-TTg signed by the Prime Minister of Việt Nam on December 30th, 2013.

  • Cẩm Giang bronze drum is currently stored at the Thanh Hóa Provincial Museum. It is one of 37 artifacts that were recognized as the National Treasures according to the Decision No. 2599/QĐ-TTg signed by the Prime Minister of Việt Nam on December 30th, 2013.

  • The bronze drums in our country were first recorded in history 2,000 years ago. In late 19th century early 20th century, the bronze drums were classified by European researchers into scientific categories. Among various classifications, the one made by F. Heger, an Austrian divided bronze drums into four main types: Heger I, Heger II, Heger III, and Heger IV, which are abbreviated HI, HII, HIII, HIV respectively, and subcategories.

  • Đông Sơn bronze drums are typical artifacts of the Đông Sơn Culture and a brilliant symbol of the Đông Sơn Culture in the world.

  • The Thanh Hóa Provincial Museum is keeping more than 50 Đông Sơn bronze jars, some of which are displayed in the exhibitions. This is a collection of precious and rare antiques in the cultural treasure of Việt Nam in general and of Thanh Hóa Province in particular.

  • Thanh Hoa is one of some provinces that found a lot of bronze drums. According to the uncompleted statistics, to present, there have been more than 100 Herger type II bronze drums found in Thanh Hoa province. The Thanh Hoa museum is keeping nearly 70 drums (group B, C, D). Comparing to the HI bronze drums (Dong Son bronze drums- according to the Herger’s classification, an Austrian scholar), the number of HII bronze drums (so called Muong’s drums) are equivalent. So, it could be said that Thanh Hoa has biggest collection of bronze drums in Vietnam.

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