A ground-breaking ceremony to establish the Sa Huynh Culture Preservation Center was held last week in the central province of Quang Ngai's Duc Pho District.
The center will be built on an area of two hectares with a total capital investment of nearly VND32 billion (US$1.5 million) to display and restore Sa Huynh artifacts found throughout the province.
The center is scheduled to open by the end of 2013.
In 1909, French archaeologist M. Vinet discovered more than 200 burial jars and other Sa Huynh culture-related artifacts in Duc Pho District.
Sa Huynh culture is the name given to an urnfield (jar burials) culture on the coastal plains of central and south Vietnam that flourished between 1,000 BC and 200 AD.
The culture dates roughly the same time as the Dong Son culture, but with a distinctive decorative style of bronze axes, daggers and ornaments.