Coffins thought to date back to Tran Dynasty

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21 October 2006 (Viet Nam News)

Coffins thought to date back to Tran Dynasty

The coffins of a presumably powerful Tran Dynasty couple were recently excavated at the Ao Dinh archaeological site in the northern province of Ninh Binh’s Gia Vien District.

The grave contains one rectangular and one boat-shaped coffin, both of which are covered by two outer enclosures. The inner and outer coffins were carved from the fragrant ngoc am wood, which can resist insects, according to the archaeological team of Ninh Binh Museum.

Excavation of another ancient tomb valuable for archaeology

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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.