Truck full of Ming artefacts seized in Vietnam

A truck laden with artefacts thought to be from China’s Ming dynasty was seized in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai Province.

Ming Dynasty artefacts, Vietnam Net Bridge 28 Aug 2010

Truck on antiques seized
Vietnam Net Bridge, 28 August 2010

Police of the central province of Quang Ngai on August 25 seized a 2.5 ton truck full of antiques, which may belong to China’s Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

The truck was going from Binh Chau commune in Quang Ngai province in the central province of Binh Dinh when it was seized.

There were three people in the truck, including the driver, 27, a local man and two women, 50 and 53 years old, from Binh Dinh province. One of them is the truck owner.


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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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