Secrets of court lady uncovered

Excavation of a 200-year-old Vietnamese courtier in Ho Chi Minh City.

10 May 2006 (Viet Nam Net Bridge) – Excavation of a 200-year-old Vietnamese courtier in Ho Chi Minh City.

Secrets of court lady uncovered

A semicircular carved wooden plaque was placed atop the coffin, bearing Chinese-Vietnamese script which read ‘Tomb of Court Lady Vo’, and was emblazoned with iconographic designs.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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