|The items are preserved at the museum. — Photo courtesy of Hà Tĩnh Museum
HÀ TĨNH — A museum in central Hà Tĩnh Province has announced the discovery of precious items dating back to 2,000 years ago, following its staff’s excavations in November.
Hà Tĩnh Museum announced the discovery of 35 antique items, including farming tools and daily items.
The farming tools found are bronze axes, hatchets and spades, which are believed to be present during the Đông Sơn era lasting from 1,000BC to the first century of AD. The tools were discovered in the Phôi Phối-Bãi Cọ archeological site in the province’s Nghi Xuân District.
The site is said to be the located between the two ancient Vietnamese civilisations, the Đông Sơn in the north and the Sa Huỳnh, which existed from 1,000BC to 200AD, in the south.
The porcelain daily items date back to the ruling time of Trần (1225-1400), Lê (1427-1789), Nguyễn (1802-1945) dynasties, including bowls, disks, jars and pots. All the items are in their original shape and believed to be produced by Vietnamese artisans.
The staff of the museum said the most precious item was a porcelain disk covered with celadon glaze and lotus flower patterns. The disk is said to be created during the Trần Dynasty period.
The items were excavated from different sites around the province. An official of the museum said the items would be examined carefully to ensure precision over the age, as well as to categorise the items for display at the museum. — VNS