Special exhibition on Con Moong cave, nearby relic sites
Update: Nov 23, 2016
An exhibition on Con Moong Cave is being held at the Thanh Hoa province’s Museum from November 22-23. 

The event is part of activities to celebrate the cave receiving the special National Relic Site Certificate in Thach Thanh district, Thanh Hoa province. 

The exhibition displays 500 objects, photos, materials on Con Moong cave and nearby relic sites found through archeological excavations. 

Con Moong cave is located in Mo village (now Thanh Trung village), Thanh Yen commune, Thach Thanh district. The cave was discovered in 1974 and was excavated for the first time in 1976. 

From 2008-2009, the cave was explored to create dossiers to submit it to UNESCO for recognition as world cultural heritage. 

From 2010-2014, the Viet Nam Institute of Archeology in collaboration with the Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology - Ethnography under the Russian Academy of Science, and the Thanh Hoa Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism continued excavations and research. 

The excavations showed that Con Moong cave and nearby relic sites had great values in historical research, especially the tradition of living in caves and stone roofs of ancient Vietnamese. 

With striking cultural values, Con Moong cave was named a special national relic site.