Excavation of another ancient tomb valuable for archaeology

Report of a Tran Dynasty excavation of a burial in the Ninh Binh province.

13 Oct 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – Report of a Tran Dynasty excavation of a burial in the Ninh Binh province.

Excavation of another ancient tomb valuable for archeology

Ninh Binh Museum released a report on the excavation of an ancient tomb at Ao Dinh, Chinh Don Ward, Gia Minh Commune, Gia Vien District.

The excavation of the tomb where two people were buried was carried out from January 26 to February 4, 2005. The coffins have two layers and were placed parallel to each other. Both were made of special wood which is poisonous to insects.

One coffin has a boat shape and the other has a rectangular shape. These coffins were carved with the patterns of lotus flower, leaf and saw-tooth.

Objects buried with the two bodies included a wooden box, half of a pestle, seven coins and an altar.

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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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