100-year-old boat gets final resting place in Hue museum

A 100-year-old boat discovered in May will be preserved and displayed at the Hue museum.

Ancient wooden boat to be displayed in Hue
Vietnam Net Bridge, 21 August 2008

The boat, which is 8.5m long and 0.5m wide, is believed to be used during the reign of King Gia Long more than 100 years ago, said researcher Ho Vinh. Researcher Ho Tan Phan claimed that it was built by the Cham ethnic group 700-800 years ago.

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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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