Restoration of Sa Huynh’s ancient jar tombs completed

Published on May 14th, 2009 | by Admin

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Conservationists in Vietnam have completed restoration work on four ceramic urns belonging to the Sa Huynh Culture which dated back more than 2,000 years.

The Sa Huynh Culture flourished in central and southern Viet Nam 2,500 years ago, Doan Anh Tuan, director of UNESCO Viet Nam’s Ancient Relics Preservation Centre, said.

The tombs bulge in the middle before tapering at the neck. The tallest is 1.3m and 70cm across. The other three are 85cm tall.

“The jars were used to preserve human ashes,” Tuan explained.

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