Iron cannon found in central Vietnam

A short blurb on Vietnam Net Bridge about the discovery of a cast iron cannon dating to the 17th century.

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.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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