The Dong Son Culture of Vietnamese
20/10/2016 | 09:07

 
The Dong Son culture  was the typical and splendid Bronze Age culture in Vietnam and southern China dating back to 3000 years ago.
typical of Bronze Age objects were the bronze drums, spears, arrowheads, various types of bronze weapons, the ceremony of the burials in wooden boats, etc.
 

 The Dong Son culture in Vietnam
Thursday, October 20, 2016
9:01 AM
The Dong Son culture
 
The Dong Son culture  was the typical and splendid Bronze Age culture in Vietnam and southern China dating back to 3000 years ago.
typical of Bronze Age objects were the bronze drums, spears, arrowheads, various types of bronze weapons, the ceremony of the burials in wooden boats, etc.
 
 
The Dong Son culture  was the typical and splendid Bronze Age culture in Vietnam and southern China dating back to 3000 years ago.
typical of Bronze Age objects were the bronze drums, spears, arrowheads, various types of bronze weapons, the ceremony of the burials in wooden boats, etc.
 
In Vietnam, in the citadel of Coloa of Aulac kingdom, archaeologists have discovered a large deposit of bronze arrows.
The story reminded of a highly evolved state of the Bronze Age period.
The people in Vietnam during the dongsoniana Age  lived by hunting, fishing and the cultivation of rice.
Burial in wooden boat was a symbol of ancient tradition and makes us understand the existence of a maritime people.
The discovery of the tombs of wooden boats "mô Thuyen" was the most significant event of the archaeological history of Vietnam and the world: the buried objects reveal to us and tell us about many aspects of Dong Son society that also had the particular habit of getting the tattoos on the body and make the black lacquer of their teeth.
The house on stilts are the typical home of Dong Son populations .
The custom of the black lacquer of the teeth still remains nowadays in some ethnic minorities in Vietnam and in some Asian countries.
 
There are two hypotheses on the origin Dongsoniano people.
The first is a tribe Yue emigration from southern China to Vietnam.
The latter believes it can confirm that the dongsoniana culture derives from a long period of evolution of a local people.
Before 1954 all French archaeologists believed that the remains found in Vietnam related to the era of bronze belonged to Chinese culture.
When Emperor Quin Sui Huang Di unified China, he tried to unify the writing, the law, the system of measurement, but the Chinese and South Giaochi were very far from the Quin Dynasty control. So the influence coming from the north was  little consequence.
After the death of Quin, the dynasty lost all strength and power.
In fact the true Chinese culture arrived in Vietnam with the domination and repression of the uprising two sisters in 43 AD.
Ma Yuan, the high overall ranking Chinese army command, ordered to seize all the bronze objects of the Viet culture and merge them into a pillar upon which appears written when he crashed and ended Viet kingdom.
In the book "The subsequent Han":
It is said that General Ma Yuan seized a large number of bronze drums and near a waterfall has fused them to create a bronze horse to donate to his emperor.
The business links between countries Dong Son Era were very active: many artifacts have been found, especially bronze drums from various countries, which were merged in Vietnam.
Some fishermen recently found in the sea off the coast of a spear and bronze axes typically Dong Son style.
Through the findings of drums found in Vietnam, southern China, Indonesia, Thailand and Llaos, you can understand and know the 4 periods of Dong culture son before it was absorbed and eliminated by the Chinese domination from 6 BC to 4 AD
Understanding the Dong Son culture is very important for the history of the country and makes you proud to be Vietnamese.

Mrs. Roberta Tione from Italy
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 Hallo Mario
We had a nice flight back home, and now we are redatto to get back to work. Which is the hardest part or been back home :( 
The journey through Vietnam was marvellous and did enjoyed very much! We do appreciate your and all the staff in Vietnamtravelart professional!
Thank you for our discovery of your beautiful country! 
Warmest Regards,
Mrs. Roberta Tione from Italy
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