Central Vietnam tombs over 3000 years old: experts

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Over the past two years, Vietnamese archeologists have excavated 65 tombs dating back more than 3,000 years at a river valley in the central province of Quang Ngai, Vietnam News Agency reported Wednesday.

Many burial jars found at the tombs were in good condition and finely decorated, showing a high aesthetic level, and their shapes were different from others found elsewhere before, Dr. Doan Ngoc Khoi, deputy director of Quang Ngai General Museum, was quoted as saying.

Along with other objects found at the Tang River valley in Tra Xinh Commune, like jewelry and stone tools, the tombs were identified to belong to the pre-Sa Huynh Culture, which is believed to have flourished between 1000BC and 200AD in central and southern Vietnam.

This is the first time the traces of the pre-Sa Huynh civilization were discovered in the mountainous areas of Quang Ngai, the report said.

Scientists are currently extending the excavation site, which currently covers more than 4,000 square meters, it added.

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