Thursday, January 06, 2005

Artifacts from Phung Nguyen Culture Unearthed in Vietnam

: "Archaeologists have unearthed a quantity of antique pottery and items made of turquoise and gemstones believed to belong to the Phung Nguyen Culture (Early Bronze Age) of about 2000-1500 BC, in Gia Thanh commune, Phu Ninh district, northern Phu Tho province.

These antiques included tens of thousands of pottery pieces with different decorative designs, and nearly 100 items made of turquoise and gemstones such as rings, earrings, axes and chisels.

In addition, the archaeologists also found several pots, jars and large wooden compotes decorated with unusual patterns."