A farmer in Quang Binh Province unearthed what is thought to be a set of stone gongs, which has been donated to the local museum.
Supposed lithophone found in Quang Binh province. Source: Viet Nam News 20150424
Farmer discovers lithophone in Quang Binh
Viet Nam News, 24 April 2015
The general museum of the central Quang Binh Province yesterday announced the discovery of a lithophone.
Farmer Pham Dinh Huyen was digging in his garden in Cu Nam Commune in the province’s Bo Trach District, when he found 20 unique rock pieces 2m below the surface. The rocks produced musical sounds when Huyen hit them with a hammer.
Several lithophone sets have been found in the northern-central Phu Yen Province and Central Highlands region.
Full story here.
A pair of lithophones were discovered by farmers in Vietnam’s Dak Nong province.
More lithophones found in Dak Nong
Vietnam News, 30 May 2014
Components of a stone musical instrument are discovered in Vietnam’s Binh Thuan Province. Lithophones have previously been found in Binh Thuan, and until recently were thought to be found only in the highlands.
3,000-year-old stone instrument found in Binh Thuan
Viet Nam News, 18 November 2010
Another lithophone discovered in Vietnam. Although I wonder why they would ask an ethnomusicologist about the stone source for making the lithophone – wouldn’t a geologist be more appropriate?
Ancient musical instrument found in Dong Nai province
Voice of Vietnam News, 18 July 2009
Bringing new definition to the term ‘rock music’, the Lam Dong Provincial museum announced the discovery of two sets ‘Dan Da’, or lithophones. a total of five sets have been found in the Lam Dong region, proving that Vietnam may just be the cradle of rock music. ;P
Stone musical instruments found in Lam Dong
Nhan Dan, 09 April 2009
An ancient bronze drum is discovered in the Lam Dong province of Vietnam, along with the largest ever lithophone discovered in the country.
2,000-year-old bronze drum unearthed
VietnamNet Bridge, 04 July 2008