Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

65 Ly Tu Trong, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Email: baotangtphcm@gmail.com
Tel: 028.38.299.741
Fax: 028.38.298.250

Opening hours:
7:30am - 5:00pm
From Monday to Sunday

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The special exhibition of

NATUREARCHAEOLOGY

 

The exhibition ofNatureArchaeologydisplays 23 photos, 218 objects, 6 maps and diagrams introducing basic characters of geological structure, terrain, climate, river, flora and fauna, archaeological sites which demonstrates that people lived in this land 3.500 – 2.100 years ago.

 

* Maps of Ho Chi Minh City nature:
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The river system in Ho Chi Minh City

- The fauna and flora ecosystems of Ho Chi Minh City

- Geology and mineral in Ho Chi Minh City

- Section of geological hydrography under North-west/ Southeast direction

- Climate scheme of Ho Chi Minh City

* Landscape of salt-marsh forest

* Landscape of hill terrain
* Landscape of plain terrain

 

 

 

 

* Photos:

- Survey of Ben Do archaeological site, Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Minh City, 1999.

- Excavated Rong Bang archaeological site, Hoc Mon district, Ho Chi Minh City, 1999.

 

*  Objects:

- Artefacts found in Ben Do archaeological site, district 9, Ho Chi Minh City, 3.500 BP: Grindstone, pottery stove, pottery pot, stone hoes, narrow-shoulderer stone axe, square-shoulderer axe, stone chisel...

- Artefacts found in Go Cat archaeological site, district 2, Ho Chi Minh City, 3.000 BP: Quadrilateral axe, stone knives, bronzon spear, brozon axe, mould, stone pestles, bottom of vases, piece of decorated pottery, terra-cotta bobbin...

-  Artefacts found in Rong Bang archaeological site, Hoc Mon district, Ho Chi Minh City, 3.500 BP: shouldered stone chisel, stone arrow head, square-shouldered axes...

-  Artefacts found in Giong Ca Vo archaeological site, Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh City, 2.500 BP: Biphacelous earing, jad bracelet, agate bracelet, stone pieces, iron spear-head, iron harpoon, clay bobbin, tusk of a board, bone and mollusca beads, fragment of stove, even-rough-hewn, pottery sole, pottery vaseSa Huynh style, burial jar

- Biphacelous earing:

   

  

- Artefacts found in Giong Phet archaeological site, Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh City, 2.100 BP: Glass-agate beads, gold covered-glass ring, clay bird head,...

 The floristic composition of salt-marsh area of old Saigon is Sac forest in Can Gio district, including some kinds of tree such as mam, ban, vet, su, mangroove, cha la...Especially, there were numerous crocodiles in old Saigon land.

 

*  Geology and mineral

- Geology:

The whole area of Ho Chi Minh City was tectonic 180-152 million years ago, constructed by stratum systems including different composition, origin and age which belonged to the overlap of 3 large stratum systems. This exhibition displays geological samples from the ancient to present.

 

 

Andesit, Argillo, Gritstone: belongs to stratum system of Long Binh (j3–k1lb), the late Jura age (152–135 million years ago). These sample were taken in Long Binh, Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998.

Clay: belongs to stratum system of Ba Mieu (n22 bm), the late Pleistocen age (2,31,6 million years ago). This sample was taken in Rach Son Nhuan Duc, Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998

 Gravel, Laterit: belongs to stratum system of  Thu Duc (QIIIIITĐ), the late – middle Pleistocen age (0,730,127 million years ago). This sample was taken in Long Binh, Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998.

Grey – clag- sand powder: belongs to stratum system of  Cu Chi (QIII3), the late Pleistocen age (0,127 – 0,07 million years ago). This sample was taken in Rach Son, Nhuan Duc, Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998.

Clay powder, Black – grey clay powder: belongs to stratum system of  Binh Chanh (Qiv 1-2 BC), the middle - early Holocen age (over 6000 years ago). This sample was taken in Tan Thach Tay and Tan Thong  Hoi, Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998.

Peat, Mixed clay: belongs to stratum system of Can Gio (Qiv 2-3 CG), the late - middle Holocen age (under 6000 years ago). This sample was taken in Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998.

 

- Mineral:

Mineral of Ho Chi Minh City is plentiful with179 mains including 31 large mains, 24 medium mains, 61 small mains.


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