The face of a Dong Son bronze drum believed to date back to over 2,000 years ago was found on January 31 by a local resident in Can Loc district of central Ha Tinh province.

The piece, unearthed at a depth of 1 meter, has a diameter of more than 40 cm, weighs about 5 kg and was carved with many patterns and sophisticated geometric designs, Ho Hai Nam in Yen hamlet, Thuan Thien commune was quoted as saying by the daily Sai gon Giai phong newspaper on February 1.

Vice Director of Ha Tinh Museum Le Ba Hanh said it is very unique, rare and found for the first time in Ha Tinh. It is of Heger II Group, Type B, a classification named after a foundation work by an Austrian ethnographer in 1902 on the basis of relic’s shape, dimension, weight and decorative design.-VNA