Antique Potteries and the Balanghais
Just 5 kilometers from the City proper lies the graveyard of the Balangay 1 dated 320
A.D. or 1678 years old. This wooden plank-build and edge-pegged boats average 15 meters
in length and 3 meters wide across the beam. To date, 9 Balangays have already been
discovered in Ambangan, Libertad sites. Three have been excavated and others are still
in Situ. In no other locality in the Philippines or Southeast Asia for the matter, has
there been such a rare and extensive discovery of the maritime vessel and cultural relics
associated with an affluent seafaring people in this part of the globe except in Butuan.
Trade with other communities (from as far as China) is further evidenced by ancient
potteries and porcelain wares found in various digs around the area.