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Nguyen dynasty weapons unearthed
14/03/2012 | 11:18:50
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Local museum staff in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have found several ancient weapons believed to have been used during the reign of the Nguyen dynasty.

The antiques were found along the Ngu Ha River in Hue City 's Thuan Loc Ward.

According to the provincial department of Cultural, Sport and Tourism, the antiques include a cannon and 29 balls.

The cannon, made of alloy, is 63cm long and has a diametre of 15cm. Five balls have a diametre of 9.5cm, 13 of 13 to 15cm, and 11 of 21cm.

All the antiques were bought from a craft warehouse on 49 Ngu Binh Street in Hue are now kept at the Thua Thien-Hue Historical and Revolutionary Museum .

Museum representatives said the antiques are very valuable and adds to the museum's collection of old weapons.-VNA
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