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Dong Son drum found in Lao Cai, Vietnam (May 08, 2003)


LAO CAI — An ancient bronze drum has been found in Van Ban District in the northern border province of Lao Cai.

Dong Son drum
The drum is 42cm in diameter and 34cm high, and was unearthed in Vo Lao Commune by Pham Van Hien on April 29. It was buried 1m beneath the ground.

It is believed to belong to the Dong Son civilisation, making it between 2,000 and 2,500 years old.

Over recent years, 28 similar drums have been uncovered in Lao Cai.

Over 2000 years ago, Sapa was the cradle of the Dong Son civilisation and 20 of the drums are believed to have belonged to that era, along with a host of other bronze and stone artefacts which have been discovered in the area, convincing archaeologists that Sapa was a burial site for wealthier members of the civilisation.

Archaeologists say 2002 was a good year for uncovering valuable metal relics in Viet Nam, with eight relics unearthed in Thanh Hoa Province alone.

In the central province of Quang Nam the same year, ancient tombs, kilns and earthenware dating back to the Dong Dau era were found, alongside iron and glass thought to belong to the first century AD. — VNS

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Reprinted with permission from Vietnam News Agency

     

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