17th century anchor recovered from Hue waters

While the headline on the page is about a Boddhisattva statue that changes colour with the light, of greater interest is the recovery of a large anchor in the waters of Hue, dating to around the 17th century.

Huge wooden anchor found in Hue
Vietnam Net, 13 October 2014

A giant wooden anchor has been found in the Thuan An Sea off the central city of Hue.

After pulling the eight metre-long anchor out of the water, fisherman Nguyen Hao sold it to his neighbour, Nguyen Van Chinh, who then contacted the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre to find out if they knew more.

The anchor may have belonged to a ship passing through the area between 1600 and 1885, said Ho Tan Phan, a researcher with the conservation centre.

Full story here.

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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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