Dong Son drum found during UXO search

A Dong Son drum was one of the few artefacts discovered during a unexploded ordnance search of a mine in Southern Laos.

Ancient treasure trove found in Laos’ search for old bombs
Xinhua, 20 November 2014

Artifacts that shed light on a period some 2,500 years ago have been unearthed when people were searching for unexploded ordnance remaining from past wars at a mine site in southern Laos, state-run media Vientiane Times reported Thursday.

A bronze drum dating back to the Dong Son era which is now on display in Vientiane at the National Museum is considered the most significant find of the treasure trove.

Full story here.

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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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