Another ancient bronze drum discovered

An ancient bronze drum is discovered in the Lam Dong province of Vietnam, along with the largest ever lithophone discovered in the country.

Dong Son Drum, VietnamNet Bridge, 04 July 2008

2,000-year-old bronze drum unearthed
VietnamNet Bridge, 04 July 2008

The 2,000-year-old bronze drum is 55cm wide, 35cm high, with a 12-pointed star and circles on the drumhead. Hac birds fly in opposite directions in the outer circle and stand still in the inner circle. This is the difference between this drum and other bronze drums.

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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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