Locals reportedly looting shipwrecks in Quang Ngai Province

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Source: Thanh Nien News 20141028

Fresh out of the underwater archaeology conference in Quang Ngai Province comes more reports of looting of shipwrecks by locals – as much as two tonnes of coins have already been removed illegally.

Source: Thanh Nien News 20141028

Source: Thanh Nien News 20141028

Vietnam salvager says ancient coins looted from shipwreck
Thanh Nien News, 28 October 2014
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Ceramics found in shores off Quang Ngai Province in Vietnam

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Divers in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam Net 20141003

A number of ceramics and stone artefacts have been discovered by divers in Ly Son at Quang Ngai Province. I’m sure more information about this will be announced at next week’s underwater archaeology conference.

Divers in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam Net 20141003

Divers in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam Net 20141003

Vestiges of two ancient shipwrecks discovered in Ly Son
Vietnam Net, 03 October 2014

Ancient ceramics found at sea
Viet Nam News, 08 October 2014
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Fishermen attack policemen guarding shipwreck

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Fishermen, unhappy because they were prevented from recovering artefacts from a shipwreck in Quang Ngai province, express their displeasure by attacking the policemen guarding the wreck.

Fishermen at the shore near the Bin Chau shipwreck in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam Net 20121015

Fishermen at the shore near the Bin Chau shipwreck in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam Net 20121015

People stone policemen to prevent exploration of ancient wreck
Vietnam Net, 15 October 2012

Finders should be keepers: Vietnamese fight for right to loot sunken ship
Thanh Nien New, 14 October 2012
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Linkdump Sep 2012

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A roundup of news while I was away at the EurASEAA conference in Dublin:

Limestone coffin site found in the Philippines

Limestone coffin site found in the Philippines

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Police rush to prevent looting of 15th century shipwreck

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Police are trying to stop the looting of a shipwreck found off the coast of Vietnam’s Quang Ngai province. No details on how successful they have been, since locals have been reportedly flocking to the scene.

>Police to stop theft of shipwreck antiques [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 11 Sep 2012
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