700-year-old dugout canoes found in Hue

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Ancient remnants of wooden dugout canoes have just been discovered by a pair of scrap metal scavengers in Hue's Huong (Perfume) River.

The two men found broken pieces of the hull and bulwark of a trio of dugout canoes, according to a cultural researcher of Hue, Ho Tan Phan.

Phan said that the vessels were probably built by the area's Cham inhabitants some 700 years ago.

The boats' carvings are primitive and differ, significantly, from items produced under Vietnamese rule.

This is the third time remnants of ancient dugout canoes have been found in the Huong River.

The last discovery occurred in 2008.

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