Thursday, November 25, 2010

3,000 Year Old Musical Instrument found In Vietnam

A 3000 year old stone musical instrument was unearthed by a farmer in Da Kai commune, Duc Linh district, when he dug holes for planting coffee trees.

This music instrument comprises five slabs of black blue stone, which when arranged from small to big formed a trapezoid.

This is a typical character of the ancient lithophones, different from new lithophones or sounding stone slabs.
The instrument has been handed over to the Binh Thuan museum.

Earlier, the Binh Thuan museum in coordination with a Japanese expert also discovered another lithophone at a site only 3km away from the place where the 3,000-year-old one was found.

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