The Da Nang Cultural Heritage Management Centre Da Nang on May 31 handed over artifacts discovered during excavation in the garden of Khue Bac communal house in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, in the central city of Da Nang in 2015 to the Da Nang Museum.

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After a year of archaeological excavations at the site, a total of 5319 precious objects were unearthed belonging to the Sa Huynh culture – a culture that flourished between 1000 BC and 200 AD in central and southern Viet Nam.

The objects include stone tools, Sa Huynh pottery products, Champa ceramic products, Dai Viet pottery, Chinese ceramics, coins, records, photos, diagrams and drawings related to the excavation pit.

Archaeologists believe that the site was a residential and burial area of residents under Sa Huynh culture, with extremely rich artifacts and pottery patterns in many different types, reflecting rich material and spiritual lives of Sa Huynh residents.

The two-layer culture started in the 2nd century and lasted continuously to the 19-20th century, directly on the residential areas of the Sa Huynh people. The second cultural layer belongs to Sa Huynh culture, dating back over 3,000 years. It is a typical residential relic of the Sa Huynh culture in Da Nang, playing as the foundation for cultural development of the next period in the locality.

Director of Da Nang municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hung Huynh said that the artifacts, which precious cultural and historic values, would enrich Da Nang Museum. He recommended Da Nang Museum develop plans to preserve and exhibit the artifacts in the best condition possible.

NDO