Angkor jewellery returned

via Phnom Penh Post, 04 December 2017:

An ancient set of gold jewellery stolen from Cambodia and lost for decades was finally returned to the Kingdom Saturday morning, more than one year after the government first petitioned for its return.

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1-metre gold necklace among finds from Cebu

An excavation in Cebu, Philippines, conducted by the University of San Carlos has unearthed the remains of a female buried with gold jewellery. Other rare discoveries include a powder box that may have been used for betel nuu chewinng. The find is dated to the start of the 16th century and may confirm Cebu’s position as a gold-trading partner with China before colonisation by the Spaniards.

Boljoon Church
photo credit: Cheonsa

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Jewelries of ancient Vietnamese exhibited in HCM City

12 October 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge, also Thanh Nien Daily and Nhan Dan)

Vietnam Net Bridge, 12 Oct 2006

Jewelries of ancient Vietnamese exhibited in HCM City

An exhibition displaying 500 pieces of ancient Vietnamese women’s jewelry kicks off today at the Southern Women’s Museum in HCM City.

At the exhibition, numerous jewelry collections of Vietnamese people who lived during the time of the Phung Nguyen, Dong Son, Sa Huynh and Oc Eo cultures will be showcased. These collections consist of a large number of different kinds of jewelries such as stone ear rings, hairpins, bracelets, bronze mirrors and glass necklaces.


Related Books:
Jewelry of Southeast Asia by A. Richter

Lung Leng: window to prehistoric time

A larger feature on the Lung Leng archaeological site in the central highlands of Vietnam, with a larger range of photographs of the artefacts found there.

3 September 2006 (Viet Nam Net Bridge) – A larger feature on the Lung Leng archaeological site in the central highlands of Vietnam, with a larger range of photographs of the artefacts found there.

Viet Nam Net Bridge, 3 September 2006

Lung Leng: window to prehistoric time

Located on the left bank of the Po Co River, in Sa Binh Commune, Sa Thay District, Kon Tum Province, Lung Leng used to be a small gold mine. It was excavated in 1999 and 2001 on an area of 11,500 square meters and is one of Vietnam’s biggest-ever archaeological excavations.

In the second excavation archeologists found 20 relics with 14,552 stone objects, 224 pottery objects and 37 metal objects. 500 objects were sorted out into various collections of pottery, ornaments, Gong (cong chieng), alcohol jars, and ethnic costumes to be displayed in the HCM City Historical Museum. Many tools showing the indications of the Son Vi culture from the Paleolithic age were found in the Central Highlands for the first time.

Exhibition displays Central Highlands ancient artifacts

27 August 2006 (Viet Nam Net Bridge)

Exhibition displays Central Highlands ancient artifacts

The Vietnam Museum of History in Ho Chi Minh City, in coordination with the Kon Tum General Museum, opened an exhibition titled “Lung Leng – The Mystery of the Prehistoric Central Highlands” on August 26…

A collection of working tools from the paleolithic and neolithic eras, pottery and jewelry, trunk tombs, and many valuable photos and scientific documents on the Lung Leng site are also being displayed at the showroom, which will be open until November.

Prehistoric relics found in Central Highlands

Short post on Vietnamese prehistoric central highland with stone, iron and bronze finds.

1 June 2006 (Vietnam News Agency) – Short post on Vietnamese prehistoric central highland with stone, iron and bronze finds.

20060601 Vietnam News Agency

Prehistoric relics found in Central Highlands

Local experts have discovered original objects of the Central Highlands prehistoric culture at nine relic sites at the reservoir of the Plei Krong Hydro-electric Power Plant in Kon Tum province.


Related Books:
Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago by P. Bellwood
Southeast Asia: From Prehistory to History by I. Glover