Archeology helps introduce Vietnamese culture in Europe

A German archaeological team has been working on the O Chua site in Southern Vietnam, which was a salt-production centre, and also yielded pottery similar to that found in salt-production sites in Europe.

2 April 2007 (Vietn Nam Net Bridge) – A German archaeological team has been working on the O Chua site in Southern Vietnam, which was a salt-production centre, and also yielded pottery similar to that found in salt-production sites in Europe.

Archeology helps introduce Vietnamese culture in Europe

German Archeologist Andreas Reinecke said introducing Vietnam’s culture in Europe was the purpose of archeology projects he and his Vietnamese colleagues had been conducting for the past decade.

One of these projects is the investigation of O Chua Mound in Vinh Hung District in the southern province of Long An. The site has been excavated by the Archaeological Institute of non-European cultures (the German Archaeological Institute), Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Long An Province Museum.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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