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10/04/2014 15:40 1938
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From April 1 through 4, 2014, VNMH and Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ba Ria - Vung Tau have run a research on archaeological relics on Long Son island. This research is one part of site clearance works for a project of building Long Son oil refinery industrial zone.

The survey is implemented in an area of 400ha, belonged to Long Son island commune, northern west of Vung Tau City, an important geographical position in Ganh Rai bay (used to be important trading sea port). It also faces and next to the old port of Can Gio (Ho Chi Minh City) which is famous for the archaeological relics of Giong Ca Vo, Giong Phet, Giong Am, about 10km southern west. Obviously, Long Son Island has a big chance for archaeological studies.

Research on Salt Farming

The burial relics deep under the salt farming

The previous researches have found out a number of relics on Long Son island such as Bai Ca Song, Giong Ong Truong, Giong Lon, Kenh Tap Doan, Go Ong Kien, Go Gang… The cultural and object characteristics excavated tell a life dating back to 2500 – 2000 years ago. It is important historical evidences for studying about history of Ba Ria, Vung Tau in particular and South Eastern region in general in the first centuries AD period.

Giong Ong Truong, a conservative relic

Site determining for excavation

The Ba Ria, Vung Tau province is a key economic and cultural point in the South Eastern region of Vietnam. We hope that the archaeological research will contribute to the project of Long Son oil refinery in particular, and for economic and cultural development of the island in general.

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