Europe's first Hun museum to open in Hungary
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Europe's first Hun museum, and the world's second, is going to be built in Kunszentmiklos, central Hungary, Xinhua reported, quoting official sources in Budapest on Tuesday.

"A Hungarian version of the Xiongnu (also known as the Hun tribes) museum of Hohhot, China, is going to be set up in Kunszentmiklos," the official journal of the department of the city of Kunszentmiklos said.

"The second such cultural institution of the world will be set up in the building of the Viragh mansion."  

A combination of the exterior of Zhaojun Museum and the items on display inside. /VCG File Photo

A combination of the exterior of Zhaojun Museum and the items on display inside. /VCG File Photo

As part of the preparatory work, the city is trying to promote the lifestyles of Hun people with the help of regular programs. One invited professional lecturer per month will present the topics in public sessions.

Some of the exhibition material of the planned Kunszentmiklos Museum can be already seen in Ozd, eastern Hungary, and the rest will be purchased soon, according to the announcement.

The transformation of the Viragh mansion into a museum is going to start in the spring, with the help of substantial state subsidies.

China's first Hun Museum, the "Zhaojun Museum" in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. /VCG File Photo

China's first Hun Museum, the "Zhaojun Museum" in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. /VCG File Photo

The first museum on Xiongnu opened in Hohhot, capital city of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in August 2017.

The Xiongnu, a nomadic tribe, emerged in the third century B.C. and had a huge impact on the history of China and the world.

(Cover image is a VCG file photo of the Hun tribes in ancient China's West Han Dynasty, from 202 B.C. to 8.)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency