Archaeologists excavate tomb in Southern Vietnam

Source: Vietnam News 20140428

Excavations are underway to uncover a 18th or 19th century tomb in Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province.

Source: Vietnam News 20140428
Source: Vietnam News 20140428

Excavation begins of ancient Ben Tre tomb
Viet Nam News, 28 April 2014

The museum in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in HCM City on Saturday began excavating an ancient tomb in Cho Lach town.

Associate Prof. Pham Duc Manh, dean of the university’s Faculty of Archaeology, said the large-scale double tomb dates back to the late 18th or the early 19th century. It carries features of tombs built for officials under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), he said.

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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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