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Gravesite from time of Hung Kings found

Update: June, 16/2012 - 05:40

 

Ancient wonder: This is the first time archaeologists have found a gravesite built in the period of the Hung Kings (2879BC - 258BC) in Tuyen Quang. — File Photo
TUYEN QUANG — A prehistoric gravesite was recently discovered in Thuong Am Commune, northern Tuyen Quang Province, by the Viet Nam Institue of Archaeology and Tuyen Quang Museum, according to Associate Professor Trinh Nang Chung.

This is the first time archaeologists have found a gravesite built in the period of the Hung Kings (2879BC - 258BC) in Tuyen Quang.

Based on appearances, materials, design of jars, ceramic pots and burial methods, archaeologists initially determined that the site, situated on Sa Ve Mountain, was constructed in the pre-Dong Son era, dating back nearly 3,000 years.

Graves in the shape of giant ceramic jars and pots that contained remains and relics were buried in cracks and cavities inside mountains, a familiar method of the ancient Vietnamese, Chung said.

Most of the graves were broken however.

Archaeologists plan to further excavate the site. — VNS

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