Ancient Money Discovered in Quang Tri

The two cowry shells on display in Quang Tri Province

Archaeologists from the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology and the Quang Tri Province Museum have unearthed two ancient cowry shells during an excavation at the Bat Cave in Quang Tri Province.

The shells were previously used as currency thousands of years ago.

Archeologists concluded Thursday that the two sea-shells they had found were indeed cowry shells, the ancient money of the Post-Stone Age and the Bronze Age.

Cowry shells were used as currency 2,500 to 5,000 years ago.

This is the first time the old money has ever been discovered in Quang Tri Province. The shells were discovered in the famous Bat Cave, a world-renowned tourist site.

Reported by Lam Khanh - Translated by Hoang Uy

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