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Archaeologists working in Central Vietnam’s Binh Dinh province have discovered the remains of a trading port that was in use during the 17-19th centuries.
Ancient Binh Dinh port unearthed
Viet Nam Net, 26 July 2016
Archaeological evidence of an old trading port have been found at a recent excavation conducted in the central Binh Dinh Province.
The research was carried out by scientists from the Vietnam Archaeology Institute and the local provincial museum.
Researcher Bui Van Hieu from the institute, who led the excavation, said though the area excavated this time was not large, scientists found thousands of evidence and objects valuable to studying the whole site.
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