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Vietnam’s sunken treasures remain out of reach

Due to insufficient funding, valuable artifacts found in numerous sunken ships in Vietnam are going unexcavated.

Archaeologists lack funds and staff to excavate valuable artefacts found in sunken ships in Viet Nam’s rivers and seas.

Twenty years ago, the Government planned to set up a centre for underwater excavation, but it was never implemented, Tong Trung Tin, director of Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology said.

Tin said most excavations were launched by foreign experts at the request of the Vietnamese authorities.

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