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Rock dating back nearly 3 billion years on display in Hue

Along with thousands of other fossil artifacts, an ancient stone dating back 2.936 billion years found in Vietnam is on display at an exhibition in the former royal city of Hue, attracting attention and curiosity of visitors.

As part of Hue Festival 2022, the Hanoi Fossil Museum and the Hue Monument Conservation Center joinly organize the exhibition 'Fossils - A Journey to Discover the Origin of Life on Earth' at a relic site of the Ministry of Education of the Nguyen Dynasty at No. 76 Han Thuyen Street, Hue City.

the Hanoi Fossil Museum contributes nearly 2,000 specimens dating from 10 thousand to 2.3 billion years ago. These specimens are of high scientific value and have helped recreate a paleontological land with traces of ancient life, according to the organisers.

This exhibition aims to provide a gathering place for people who have a passion for science, especially in the field of palaeontology and fossils in Vietnam. It also conveys the desire to explore and touch the remnants of time and life that have been hidden behind the seemingly lifeless layers of rock.

Prof. Ta Hoa Phuong, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Paleontology and Stratigraphy, said that the Hanoi Fossil Museum is the only one of its kind in the country, with a mission to collect and preserve fossils.

According to him, each discovered fossil contributes to enriching mankind's understanding of the biological world that once existed on Earth. This fossil exhibition is a chance to provide the community with a correct perspective and important sources of information in the field of palaeontology. 

As part of the exhibition, visitors will have the chance to view unique artworks created by renowned artists and based on fossilised remains that date back hundreds of millions of years.

The event runs until October 31.

Pictures of some unique artifacts at the exhibition:

Quang Thanh - Thanh Thao 

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