Dong Son drum found in northeast Vietnam

A Dong Son style drum was discovered in the northeast province of Thai Nguyen in Vietnam.

Vietnam discovers 2,000-year-old-plus bronze drum
Xinhua, 16 April 2008

When upgrading a road in Dong Hy district, northern Thai Nguyen, the workers found the drum with a height of 30 cm, top diameter of36 cm, bottom diameter of 45 cm and weight of 12 kg. The Thai Nguyen Museum assumed that the bronze is 2,000-3,000 years old, and belongs to a period in the Dong Son Culture.

Related Books:
The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia (Cambridge World Archaeology)
Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia (Archaeology of Southeast Asia)
Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago
Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia
Ancient Chinese and Southeast Asian Bronze Age Cultures (2 Volume Set)
The Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia: From 10,000 B.C. to the Fall of Angkor (Cambridge World Archaeology)
The Bronze Dong Son Drums
Dong Son Drums in Viet Nam

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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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