3,000-year-old stone axes found in Vietnam

3,000-year-old stone axes found in Vietnam



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A team of archaeologists from the Archaeological Institute of Vietnam found six axes believed to be 3,000 years old from the Sa Huynh culture in Khu Bac, in a longhouse in the center of the city.

The longhouse is located in the foothills of the Ngu Hanh So Mountains, 15 kilometers from the city center. Ho Tan Tuan, Director of the Heritage Management Center, has stated that the axes dug up by the team that «The excavation that began on May 16, has allowed us to know more details of the appearance of the Sa Huynh and early Early Cham cultures in this area.»And added that«the team is excavating a large area hoping to find more finds in a second dig during the garden«Says Tuan.

Archaeologists have found hundreds of coins, ceramics, and stone fragments. The discovery also reveals that Early Cham civilization appears in the upper strata and in the following Sa Huynh appears.

The study of numismatics also proves that Chinese merchants did business in the region during the 17th and 18th centuries. The team of archaeologists will continue to search for new finds and has announced that the final results will be released next month.

Between 2012 and 2014, archaeologists from the Hanoi University they have found Cham towers in Qua Giang and Phong Le Ville, in the Hoa Vang district. The towers were built in honor of King Champa, who ruled the region between the 13th and 14th centuries.


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