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Thousands of ancient artefacts discovered at Oc Eo archaeological site

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Thousands of ancient artefacts of Oc Eo culture were found during excavations at Linh Son Pagoda in Oc Eo Town, Thoai Son district, 40km from Long Xuyen city, in An Giang Province.

One of the two holes was found. (Photo: Sggp)

One of the two holes was found. (Photo: Sggp)

The Institute of Archeology under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences reported at a seminar presenting the results of the excavation in An Giang province on January 3.
From August, 2017 to date, the Institute of Archeology has excavated two holes measuring 140.8 sq meters and 144.42 sq meters respectively, presenting five cultural layers belonging to five various periods which lasted from the 2nd-12th century AD.
More than 20,000 objects were found, including pottery, tools, bricks, construction materials, household utensils and others.
Excavation at Oc Eo began in 1944 by French archaeologist Louis Malleret. Oc Eo archaeological site was recognized as a special national relic in 2015.
Thu được hàng ngàn mẫu di vật của nền Văn hóa Óc Eo tại An Giang ảnh 2                        Artefacts are unearthed in Linh Son pagoda.
Thu được hàng ngàn mẫu di vật của nền Văn hóa Óc Eo tại An Giang ảnh 1
                         Scientists present objects at the conference.

By NHUNG NGUYEN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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