Quang Ngai commemorates 100th anniversary of Sa Huynh find with exhibition, conference

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It’s been 100 years since the prehistoric culture now known as Sa Huynh was discovered in Vietnam’s Quang Nai Province. Flourishing between 2,000 – 3,000 years ago, the culture is thought to be the precursor to the Cham which later inhabited the region. The National Museum of History will host an exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the find, and a conference on the culture will begin later this week.

Sa Huynh artefacts explain piece of the past [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 15 July 2009
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2,000-year-old bronze tiger discovered in central Vietnam

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A rare statue of a bronze tiger, made in a sleeping position, was discovered in Ha Tinh province of Vietnam. The bronze tiger is thought to belong to the Sa Huynh culture, which are thought to be the precursor to the Chams. (You can check out some Sa Huynh artefacts that were on display at the Asian Civilisations Museum last year here). Unfortunately, the article doesn’t seem to write anything about the context of the discovery, or how the bronze tiger looks like.

Ancient bronze statue of tiger discovered in Ha Tinh
Vietnam Net Bridge, 20 January 2009
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Hoi An ancient town archaeological update

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15 August 2007 (Nhan Dan, Vietnam Net Bridge) – After two days of nothing but Angkor news, we head to Vietnam to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An to read how Japanese assistance has helped in the analysis of over 200 relics and the excavation of 10 sites in the province. Both aren’t very long stories and they both basically say the same thing, but it’s good to know that archaeological research in the region is being actively pursued by teams from different countries.

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