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During two-month excavations in the gardens of Khu Bac, the same site where they were discovered a few weeks ago 3,000 year old stone axes, in the city of Da Nang (Vietnam), more than 4,500 objects of about 3,000 years old have been found, among which can be distinguished ceramics, stones, axes, coins and mollusk shells, as reported by the Press Agency of Vietnam.
The city's Heritage Management Center in collaboration with the National Archaeological Institute announced that they would hold a press conference on Wednesday, where they will report the findings.
The archaeologist leading the excavation, Pham Van Trieu, has stated that the objects found at Khu Bac are characteristic of the Sa Huynh, Champa and Dai Viet cultures and there have also been remains of the trade they practiced that corresponds to the Chinese Ming and Song dynasties.
«The location of the remains is located near an old channel that had a route around the mountain and connected with the Co Co river«, Declared Pahm Van Trieu. «It was a residential area for the people during the Sa Huynh culture period, as shown by stone axes and knives«He added.
Pham has claimed that hand hammer, used to open seeds and crush food, were also found in the area. «Ceramic fragments with patterns characteristic of the Sa Huynh culture and potter's wheels used to mold ceramic objects have been found, with the characteristic that they did not use the lathes in the same way that they are used now.«, Counted Pahm Van Trieu.
In addition, they found Vietnamese terracotta pieces from the 14th century and Chinese pottery shards from the 18th or 19th centuries, and various coins.
Excavations in the Cham tower.
A team of archaeologists from the Vietnam Archaeological Institute has been excavating two sites in the Xuan Doung Cham tower, in the Lien Chieu district, and found 166 objects. The team has claimed that there may have been a large 11th-century tower facing the Han estuary, and it could have served as a religious center and a beacon for ships so they could reach the river from the sea. The area is now destined for the construction of a tourist resort.
Ceramic parts Sa Huynh, Champa and Vietnamese dynasties They are dated between the 1st and 2nd centuries that were buried in the go gian tower in the Hoa Vang district. People living in the area have also discovered sandstones and the head of Shiva when they restored a temple in the area this year.
Archaeologists confirmed that the objects found in the excavation at Go Gian prove that the Cham culture was in that area between the last part of the 9th century and the first part of the 10th century. The team also discovered an ancient pond system that once stood in front of the tower and was connected to the Tuy Loan River, they have said was a refuge for people of the Sa Huynh culture before the Cham settled in the area.
Nguyen Gian Hai, director of the National Archaeological Institute, has said that a five-year cooperation agreement has been signed with the Heritage Management Center to search for more valuable ancient remains in Da Nang and the central territory. The Cham Towers were built in honor of the Champa kings, who reigned the region between the 4th and 13th centuries.