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Posted on 09/30/2006 10:02:53 PM PDT by blam
Ancient burial urns found in central Vietnam
Archaeologists have discovered 30 burial jars belonging to the 2,500-year-old Sa Huynh civilization in central Vietnam.
The graves together with many artifacts were unearthed at the Con Dai archaeological site in Thua Thua-Hue provinces Huong Tra district.
Of the jars, 25 contained ritual offerings like small trays, agate balls, and earrings, all of them still intact. They will be displayed at the Museum of Vietnamese History and the provinces museum.
The archaeologists said the excavation provided further evidence that an early Metal Age culture had once existed in central Vietnam.
The Sa Huynh culture has been dated to roughly the same time as the Dong Son culture (circa 1000 BC-200 AD) but it had a distinctive decorative style of bronze axes, daggers, and ornaments.
In a unique practice, it cremated its dead and buried their ashes in urns covered with lids together with ritually broken offerings.
Source: Sai Gon Giai Phong Translated by Thu Thuy
Related to the Plain Of Jars folks?
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I wonder if they knew John Kerry was there? It's seems so important to him that everyone notices that.
Predating the Cham. Vietnam seems a second home to so many people, of which I'd include myself.
This would seem to be a third, distinct metal age culture in the region. I don't know if the Plain of Jars folk are one in the same but it would seem possible.