Champa jewellery handed to museum

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A cache of 9-10th century Champa artefacts consisting of jewelery and ceramics were handed over to the Quang Ngai Province Museum by the police. The antiquities were found by a man from a local village who had dug them up and sold them to a “strange man” before being caught by the police.

Champa antiques handed over to museum
Vietnam Net Bridge, 24 April 2009
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Iron cannon found in central Vietnam

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03 June 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A short blurb on Vietnam Net Bridge about the discovery of a cast iron cannon dating to the 17th century.

Ancient cannon dug up in central province

A cannon that dates back to the 17th century was discovered in the central province of Quang Ngai, on June 1.

Archaeologist Doan Ngoc Khoi from the Quang Ngai Museum said the cannon, the third found in the province so far, was used during the reign of the Nguyen Lords.

The black, cast iron cannon is 1,420 mm in length and weighs 350-400 kg and was found 50 metres from the waters edge by workers from the Dung Quat Oil Refinery.

Ancient village found in Quang Ngai

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13 September 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A 400-600-year-old village has been found in Vietnam featuring the remains of 40 houses, a water purification system, and a possible temple. Finds include lime pots.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 13 Sep 2006

Old village found in Quang Ngai

Archaeologists from the Quang Ngai Province Museum have found the remnants of a walled village inhabited by Vietnamese people 400 to 600 years ago.

The village, named Thien Xuan after the hamlet where it is located, lies at the foot of Nua Mountain in Nghia Hanh District.

Traces of 40 houses are visible within the wall, which is one meter thick and varies in height from 2.5 to 3 meters. The scientists were surprised to find an absence of mortar between the carefully cut stones that make up the wall.