Two Bronze Drums found in Quang Nam

Two ancient bronze drums were found in Vietnam’s central Quang Nam province.

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Ancient bronze drums found in Quang Nam

Nhan Dan, 14 feb 2009

One drum is almost intact and its surface is decorated with a sun and six sunbeams in the middle and four fogs with their heads turning in a clockwise direction.

The other drum has lost the lower part and its surface has a hole in the middle. The four fogs on the surface, meanwhile, look to the anticlockwise direction.

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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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