Period:Dong Son culture, IInd BC - Ist AD
Little is known about the culture which occupied northern Vietnam between 3rd century BC and 1st AD.
That culture have been called Dong Son from the region where were excavated the first metal objects in 1924.
A huge variety of objects have been found: weaponry, living ustensils, jewelry and musical instruments abounds. Drums and bells are the dominant musical instruments founds, often casted with remarkable skill, even in today standards.