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6 January 2007
Ancient tomb unearthed in Vietnam

Vietnamese and Chinese archaeologists have recently unearthed an ancient tomb at an archaeological site in Vinh Tuong district, northern Vinh Phuc province (Vietnam). The 1.7 metre-sepulchre was said to belong to the Phung Nguyen culture dating back to 3,500-4000 years ago.
     During the second excavation at the 200-square-metre Nghia Lap archaeological site, hundreds of stone tools and thousands of ceramic objects belonging to the Phung Nguyen culture were also found, including axes, graters and jewelry like necklaces and earrings. The remains and objects unearthed are currently preserved at a local museum for further research, said experts.

Sources: VNA, Nhan Dan (6 January 2007)

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