2,000 year-old megalith discovered in Vietnam

May 22nd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Hanoi (Vietnam), May 22 (ANI): Researchers from the Vietnam Archaeology Institute and the Hanoi University of Culture have discovered a megalith of nearly 2,000 years old in Tao Dao district, Vinh Phuc province, in Vietnam.

According to a report in VietNamNet, the megalith of over three meters long, over one meter wide, and nearly 0.5 meters thick, looks like a boat.

It is propped up on four big rocks, which are buried deep in the earth, which are also megaliths.

Dr. Trinh Nang Chung, the leader of the archaeological team, said that this is a Dolmel relic, a kind of megalith culture.

Such relics have been unveiled in some northern provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Giang, Tien Du, Hanoi and now Vinh Phuc.

Dolmel appear in many places in the world.

In Southeast Asia, this type of relic has been reported in Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Dolmel often go with stone tools, pottery or metal and bronze-made items.

Researchers said that the megalith in Tam Dao might be related to the Stone Genie worshipping custom of prehistoric people in this land. (ANI)

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