The People’s Committee of central Phu Yen province on December 17 presented a lithophone and stone horns found in Tuy An district to the Vietnam UNESCO Committee for cultural heritage recognition.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Katherine Muller Marin, Chief Representative of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Vietnam , spoke highly of the unique stone instruments, especially the harmony of their sounds.

She urged the provincial People’s Committee to promptly create a dossier of the instruments to submit to UNESCO.

The Tuy An instruments are 2,500 years old. The 8-note lithophone, discovered in 1990, produces the most accurate sound of ancient lithophones found. The set of stone horns is the only known example in the world.-VNA