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Ha Tinh receives valuable woodblocks of poet Nguyen Du

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Head of the management board of the Nguyen Du Special National Historical Relic Site, Ho Bach Khoa received two woodblocks about Great Poet Nguyen Du from the National Archives Center No.4, on May 25.

Ha Tinh receives valuable woodblocks of poet Nguyen Du

The woodblocks reflect Vietnamese history and society from the initial stage to the Nguyen dynasty, including writings about great poet Nguyen Du.
The valuable woodblocks of poet Nguyen Du are parts of the Woodblocks from the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945) which were recognized as World Documentary Heritage by UNESCO in 2009. They will be displayed at Nguyen Du Special National Historical Relic Site for the public in Tien Dien Commune, Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh province
Nguyen Du, also known as To Nhu and Thanh Hien, was born in 1765 to a noble family in Thang Long ( Hanoi ).
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chose the great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du among other world famous personalities at its 37th General Assembly in Paris in 2013. He was also recognized by the World Peace Council as one of the world’s cultural celebrities in 1965.
Poet Nguyen Du has been recognized by UNESCO for his Truyen Kieu (Tale of Kieu), a masterpiece of Vietnamese classic epic poetry.
Truyen Kieu has the most number of translations in more than 30 languages. The classic literature is a unique work containing verses which are divided into hundreds of short poems.

By DUONG QUANG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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