Ancient megalith found in Vietnam

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A new megalith has been discovered in the Vinh Phuc province, made up of a large three-metre slab of rock propped on top of four large slabs bried in the ground. Megalithic traditions have been found in many parts of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Indonesia, but are poorly understood in the larger archaeological context.


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Ancient tomb unearthed in Vinh Phuc

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6 January 2007 (Nhan Dan)

Ancient tomb unearthed in Vinh Phuc

Vietnamese and Chinese archaeologists have recently unearthed an ancient tomb at an archaeological site in Vinh Tuong district, northern Vinh Phuc province.

The 1.7 metre-sepulchre was said to belong to the Phung Nguyen culture dating back to 3,500-4000 years ago.

During the second excavation at the 200-square-metre Nghia Lap archaeological site, hundreds of stone tools and thousands of ceramic objects belonging to the Phung Nguyen culture were also found, including axes, graters and jewelry like necklaces and earrings.

The remains and objects unearthed are currently preserved at a local museum for further research, said experts. (VNA)