Two-millennium Bronze Drum Discovered In Thanh Hoa
THANH HOA (Vietnam) – A bronze drum was unearthed in Vinh Loc district, the central province of Thanh Hoa, which, scientists believe, dates back 2,000 - 2,500 years.
Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports that the drum was found on Sunday while a resident in Cau Mu hamlet of Vinh Long commune was digging ground for building his house.
It is 59cm in diameter and 43cm high with surface decorated with a raised 12-pointed star pattern along with other sophisticated patterns. However, it is not intact due to oxidation.
Researchers believe that the artefact might be a Heger Type I drum (in the Dong Son culture) which appeared about 2,000 - 2,500 years ago. Read more.