Quang Ngai commemorates 100th anniversary of Sa Huynh find with exhibition, conference

It’s been 100 years since the prehistoric culture now known as Sa Huynh was discovered in Vietnam’s Quang Nai Province. Flourishing between 2,000 – 3,000 years ago, the culture is thought to be the precursor to the Cham which later inhabited the region. The National Museum of History will host an exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the find, and a conference on the culture will begin later this week.

Sa Huynh artefacts explain piece of the past [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 15 July 2009

Hundreds of objects displayed at the National Museum of Vietnamese History will inform people about an ancient culture that flourished 2,000-2,500 years ago.

The museum has launched an exhibition featuring artefacts of the Sa Huynh Culture, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the culture’s discovery in Viet Nam.

The Sa Huynh Culture is the name given to the urn field (jar burial) culture of the coastal plains in central and southern Viet Nam. Archaeological sites have been discovered from the Mekong Delta to just south of the Tonkin region.Hundreds of objects displayed at the National Museum of Vietnamese History will inform people about an ancient culture that flourished 2,000-2,500 years ago.

The museum has launched an exhibition featuring artefacts of the Sa Huynh Culture, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the culture’s discovery in Viet Nam.

The Sa Huynh Culture is the name given to the urn field (jar burial) culture of the coastal plains in central and southern Viet Nam. Archaeological sites have been discovered from the Mekong Delta to just south of the Tonkin region.

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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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