Burial identified as a noblewoman

One of the mummies excavated a couple of months ago in Southern Vietnam has been identified as a noblewoman on the basis of her grave goods. Although, the image doesn’t look like the remains were mummified!

Remains of a Noblewoman from Dong Nai Province, Saigon Giai Phong 20111105

200-year-old mummy found in Dong Nai of noble descent
Saigon Giai Phong, 05 November 2011

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the southern province of Dong Nai on Friday revealed conclusive findings of an excavated mummified woman in an ancient tomb in Cau Xeo commune in Long Thanh district.

The 200-year-old mummy was discovered two months ago when workers were clearing the site to facilitate construction of the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay highway road.

Full story here.

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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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