Two holes dug up in Ly Son island to seek evidence of the existence of Sa Huynh Culture (Photo courtesy Doan Ngoc Khoi) Quang Ngai (VNS/VNA) – Archaeologists from Quang Ngai Museum and the Archaeology Institute have found six ancient tombs and jewellery dating back about 2,000 years. The excavation at the Chinh stream on Ly Son Island, 30km off mainland Quang Ngai province, uncovered tombs believed to belong to Sa Huynh culture communities between the first and second century AD. Doan Ngoc Khoi, Deputy Director of the Quang Ngai provincial Museum, said the excavation last month was seen as preparation for a larger excavation in 2019, and the digging covered only 10sq.m. He said these tombs contained remains of children, glass beads, earrings and necklaces made from seashells. "It's more evidence that the community of Sa Huynh Culture (2,500 to 3,000 years ago) had lived and existed on the islands a long time ago. They built up a community to inherit culture of Sa Huynh from the mainland," Khoi said. He said the first excavation from 2000-05 unearthed axes, chisels, knives and hoes made from stone, bronze and iron. "We just dug up two holes on the expanded excavation… Read full this story
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