Locals reportedly looting shipwrecks in Quang Ngai Province

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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Quang Ngai’s shipwrecks

Another story from last week’s underwater archaeology conference, talking about the shipwrecks found in the Quang Ngai waters and the site visit to Binh Chau.

Visiting shipwreck sites. Source: Vietnam Net 20141020
Visiting shipwreck sites. Source: Vietnam Net 20141020

10 ancient ships found in Binh Chau waters: archaeologists
Vietnam Net, 20 October 2014
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Ceramics found in shores off Quang Ngai Province in Vietnam

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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First Vietnamese excavation of a shipwreck

A feature of the first Vietnamese excavation of a shipwreck – the country’s oldest, estimated to be about 700 years old. Thanks to Veronica Walker-Vadillo for the link!

Shipwreck recovery from Quang Ngai Province. Source: Viet Nam News 20140714
Shipwreck recovery from Quang Ngai Province. Source: Viet Nam News 20140714

Shipwreck dredges up forgotten trade secrets
Viet Nam News, 14 July 2014
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Feature on Vietnamese underwater archaeology

Tuoi Tre News has a three-part feature on underwater archaeology in Vietnam.

Tuoi Tre News 20130616
Tuoi Tre News 20130616

‘Cemetery’ of ancient shipwrecks in Quang Ngai
Tuoi Tre News, 11 June 2013

Drying up the sea to find shipwrecked antiques
Tuoi Tre News, 13 June 2013

Aquatic archaeology in Vietnam inadequate
Tupi Tre News, 16 June 2013
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Recent underwater finds in Vietnam

A compilation of underwater archaeological finds found in the waters of Vietnam in recent years.

Finds from Binh Chau Province, Vietnam Net 20130117
Finds from Binh Chau Province, Vietnam Net 20130117

Deep-sea treasures of Vietnam
Vietnam Net, 18 January 2013
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Fishermen attack policemen guarding shipwreck

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

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

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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