Explorers have located shipwrecks containing antiques in waters off the central province of Quang Nam not long after two others were discovered off nearby Quang Ngai Province. Tran Tan Vinh, a member of an exploration team from the Quang Nam Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told Thanh Nien that last Friday they discovered the shipwrecks and antiques off Tam Hai Commune, Nui Thanh District. His team has reported the findings to the province People’s Committee, the local government, which would instruct related agencies to make plans to salvage and conserve the vessels and antiques. A committee needs to be established to assess the antiques’ origins and dates, he said. But he also said Doan Ngoc Khoi, deputy director of the Quang Ngai Museum, tentatively dated them back to the 12th-13th centuries after evaluating samples. The department ordered the exploration following reports that some local people recently found antiques, both intact and broken, in the waters. Many dealers have come to Tam Hai to buy the items, paying from VND150,000 to VND1 million for them. Speaking to Thanh Nien, Dinh Tan Tau, 39, a local diver, said in the last two months he has found various objects at a depth…
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