Hanoi, Sep 26 A bronze drum dating back 2,000 to 2,500 years ago has been found near a world heritage site in Vietnam's Thanh Hoa province, a conservation centre said on Monday.
During the construction of his house, a local resident found the ancient drum in Vinh Loc district, over 1 km from the Citadel of Ho Dynasty which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2011, the centre said.
The drum was identified as a bronze drum of the Heger I type with many sophisticated decorations and patterns, but some parts have been broken, Xinhua news agency reported.
The drum's dimension is 59 cm and its height is 43 cm.
Dong Son bronze drums were produced in the Dong Son culture in Vietnam's Red River Delta from about 600 B.C. or earlier until the third century A.D.