|Ancient religious statues found at
Oc Eo – Ba The archaeological site.
BAC KAN (VNS) — Local people and workers accidentally discovered a jar containing ancient coins at Nam Cat Reservoir construction site in the northern Bac Kan Province.
On receiving the news, researchers from the provincial museum investigated the area and collected 14kg of coins, which are estimated to have been buried at the end of the 18th century.
The coins are from Viet Nam, China and Japan.
Scientists said the discovery proved the existence of well-developed trade relations between the locality and other regions in the second half of the 18th century. — VNS