Two 2,300-year-old graves unearthed in Vietnam

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15 December 2006 (Thanh Nien News)

Two 2,300-year-old graves unearthed in Vietnam

Two ancient graves, including a burial urn, dating back 2,300 years to the era of the Hung Vuong kings (280-258BCE), were found recently in Phu Tho province.

The urn is 40cm high and 55cm across, and contains three bronze items but no skeleton. From its small size it appears to have been used for burying a child.

The other grave contains a skeleton and two gemstone earrings, which were broken into three and rejoined with a bronze string.

It also has three bronze axes, three lances with nice patterned blades, and a bowl, pot, and vase.

Sa Huynh relics found in Thua Thien-Hue

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30 October 2006 (Viet Nam News) – Burial jars and artefacts of stone, glass and iron found at the Thua Thien-Hue province.

Viet Nam News, 30 Oct 2006

Sa Huynh relics found in Thua Thien-Hue

Thirty-one burial urns more than 2,000 years old have been unearthed at an excavation site in Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Archeologists from the Viet Nam History Museum and Thua Thien-Hue History and Revolution Museum also found more than 100 stone, glass and iron objects at the 156sq.m excavation site in the past three months.

2,500 year-old jars unearthed

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30 September 2006 (Viet Nam News) – This is another set of 2,500-year-old burial jars, this time found at Hue City.

2,500 year-old jars unearthed

HUE CITY — Archaeologists have just finished their three-week excavation to unearth 30 jar tombs from a resident’s garden in Hue City.

The ground is owned by Nguyen Cong Man, who discovered the objects while digging up dirt to plant trees one month ago. He informed city authorities who permitted the excavation project in Phu O Village, Huong Chu Commune of the city’s Huong Tra District.

Ancient burial urns found in central Vietnam

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29 September 2006 (Thanh Nien News)

Thanh Nien News, 29 Sep 2006

Ancient burial urns found in central Vietnam

Archaeologists have discovered 30 burial jars belonging to the 2,500-year-old Sa Huynh civilization in central Vietnam.

The graves together with many artifacts were unearthed at the Con Dai archaeological site in Thua Thua-Hue province’s Huong Tra district.