Ben Tre tombs revealed

Vietnamese archaeologists reveal the findings from their recent excavation of Nguyen Dynasty tombs in Ben Tre Province.

Ben Tre Tomb, Vietnam Net 20140721
Ben Tre Tomb, Vietnam Net 20140721

Findings of old tombs in Ben Tre Province disclosed
Vietnam Net, 21 July 2014

From April 26 to May 7, experts from the Ben Tre Museum and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City unearthed a tomb and a smaller one perpendicular to it at Cho Lach Town in the district of the same name.

According to Assoc. Prof. Pham Duc Manh, dean of the school’s Faculty of Archaeology, the tombs might date back to the late 18th or the early 19th century. They embody features of those built for aristocrats under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

The bigger tomb was built in the form of a traditional house, while the other is similar to a small temple, 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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