Ancient tomb discovered in Nha Trang

An ancient tomb is discovered on June 5 at a construction site in Nha Trang City. (Photo:SGGP)

The Khanh Hoa Provincial Museum is excavating a sepulcher discovered on June 5 at the Phuong Son primary school’s construction site, Nha Trang City, central coastal Khanh Hoa Province, said the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on June 16.

Workers at the construction site discovered the sepulchre lying down more than a meter into the earth.

The 2.3 x 1.34 meter sepulcher has a saddle hood.

According to Dr. Nguyen Lan Cuong, Deputy General Secretary of the Vietnam Archaeology Association, it is quite possible that the supulchre belongs to the ethnically Chinese Minh Huong people of the 18th century.

A group of archaeologists will open the coffin to study the burial style and how well preserved the corpses are, said Cuong.

By Th.Duong, translated by Thu Minh

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