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It’s amazing how 600 years of history can turn up in the nets of fishermen – they are now on show at an exhibition at the Hue Festival.

Ancient artefacts on show to herald Hue festival
VOVNews, 04 June 2010

An exhibition of over 300 artefacts dating back six centuries opened at the Revolutionary History Museum in Thua Thien-Hue province on June 3 on the threshold of the 2010 Hue Festival.

The exhibits have been selected from over one million items fishermen had picked up from wreckages of merchant ships coming from China, Thailand and various parts of Vietnam that sunk off the nation’s shores during the 15th -18th centuries.

The artefacts were made of various materials ranging from ceramics to stone, wood and metals with China household utensils making up a majority.


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

Website: http://www.SoutheastAsianArchaeology.com

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