Rumors cause collectors to raid archaeological site (Vietnam)

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Hunters and collectors are raiding the Lang Vac archaeological site in the central province of Nghe An on the rumor that a valuable bronze statue found there sold for millions of dong.

Over the past two months, hundreds of people in Nghia Hoa commune, Nghia Dan district made their way to Dong Hieu rubber tree plantation located in Lang Vac (Vac Village) to hunt for antiques.

The wave of collectors began after a rumor that a person found a pair of ancient elephant statues there and sold them in Hanoi for hundreds of millions of dong (one US dollar is worth just under VND16,000).

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