Ancient tombs discovered on Ly Son Island The Saigon Times Daily The excavation site – PHOTO: VIETNAMPLUS HCMC – Archaeologists from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Ngai Province have discovered six ancient tombs with jewelry dating back about 2,000 years near Chinh stream on Ly Son Island, 30 kilometers off the mainland. The tombs are believed to belong to Sa Huynh communities between the first and second century AD, Vietnamplus news website reports. Inside the tombs, there are a number of earrings and necklaces made from seashells. According to Doan Ngoc Khoi, deputy director of Quang Ngai Province Museum, Chinh stream, situated at the foot of Thoi Loi Mountain, was the main freshwater source for Sa Huynh people in the area. This region needs to be recognized as a national relic site for better conservation and exploration. In two earlier excavations in 2000 and 2005, archaeologists found many ancient labor tools like axes, chisels, knives and hoes made from stone, bronze and iron in the region.