Tiny 300-year-old coffin found in Vietnam

Published on September 21st, 2011 | by Admin


A 300-year-old tomb has been found in Vietnam which is remarkably small.

The outer coffin was 107cm in length, 36cm in width and 40cm in height, while the inner coffin was 94.5cm in length, 27.3cm in width and 33.4cm in height. The compound was said to consist of lime, molasses, sand and charcoal with a piece of cloth used to enclose the contents.

Archaeologists found a skull and bones, affirming their thought that it was an exhumation tomb. Based on initial studies of the relics unearthed, Cuong supposed that the tomb was built around 300 years ago in the later Le dynasty (1533-1788).

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Story: VNS | Photo: Nguyen Lan Cuong, VNS

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