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Thousands of antiquities kept in St Joseph's Seminary in Ho Chi Minh
150-year-old St Joseph's Seminary

The 150-year-old St Joseph's Seminary, one of first French architectural works in Ho Chi Minh City, is keeping thousands of antiquities, sculptures and religious and folklore paintings.

There are about 2,000 antiquities being exhibited in a building named as the traditional house of the seminary, remarkably among them are sculptures from the Champa period, Kinh Thi book (Book of Odes) - one of Five Pre-Confucian Classics  which was printed during the reign of King Minh Mang of Nguyen dynasty, ancient artifacts of the cultures in the territory of Vietnam such as Cham Pa, Sa Huynh and  Oc Eo, ancient oil lamps of Vietnam and other countries in the world, and family belongings of Vietnamese households in the 19th century including cabinets, tables, lacquered boards, screens and copper incensory.

In addition, such many items of Vietnamese farmers from hundreds of years ago such as horse cart, water wheel, rice mortar and plow and harrow tools, etc were also displayed along the corridor of the traditional house.

Inside the traditional house

Wooden statue on the tombs of ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands in early twentieth century

The showcase area opens for visitors free of charge

Stone Buddha statues of Khmer people dating back to the 12th century

Kinh Thi book (Book of Odes)

The bronze bell dating back to the 18th century from China’s Guangdong province

DT (dantri.com.vn)

Thousands of antiquities kept in St Joseph's Seminary in Ho Chi MinhThere are about 2,000 antiquities being exhibited in a building named as the traditional house of the seminary, remarkably among them are sculptures from the Champa period, Kinh Thi book (Book of Odes) - one of Five Pre-Confucian Classics  which was printed
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