Vietnamese museum receives donation of 60 Dong Son artefacts

The Yen Bai province museum in Vietnam receives a donation of 60 artefacts from the Dong Son period.

Yen Bai Museum receives 60 antiques
The Voice of the Armed Forces and People, 23 March 2009

Nong Van Tinh, a Dao ethnic minority person, in Sat Ngot village, Van Yen District, has recently presented more than 60 antiques to the Yen Bai Provincial Museum.

The donations included ploughshares, axes, shovels, and hoes, all made of copper and iron; swords, daggers, and most remarkably a copper drum first found in Yen Bai Province.

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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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