Over 500 artefacts taken from wrecked ships in central Vietnam are being on display at an exhibition in Quang Ngai central city, the same name province.

The exhibits include collections of ceramics dating back to 13th century, Champa stone items and cannons and cannon-balls from the 19th century.

In addition, the exhibition showcases other artefacts collected by the Quang Ngai Museum and private collectors.

The show aims at presenting tangible and intangible cultural values of objects founded underwater in the central region, serving scientific work inside and outside the countries, and helping visitors understand Vietnam’s underwater cultural heritage and sea-based economic potential.

An opening ceremony of the show held on October 13 saw the participation of Rujaya Abhakorn, Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation, Nguyen Giang Hai, Director of the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology, local authorities and scientists from 17 countries and territories.

The exhibition lasts until October 17.-VNA