The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the central province of Phu Yen has received two cannons that date back to the late 19th century.

The two cannons weighing about 500kg each were discovered buried 2.5m under the ground by locals in Song Cau town. They are made of cast-iron and still remain intact.

According to experts from the Museum of Phu Yen province, the weapons were made in Western countries and transported to Phu Yen through Vung Lam seaport (now Song Cau town) some time at the end of the 19th century or earlier. At that time, Vung Lam was a major seaport in the region.

The two cannons will be further studied at the museum and put on display later.-VNA