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Ancient rock bed found in Ninh Bình Province

Update: July, 13/2020 - 12:12


A recently-found ancient rock bed is being preserved at the Ninh Binh Museum. — VNA/VNS Photo Thùy Dung

NINH BÌNH — A rock bed dating back to the Lê Trung Hưng (Restored Lê) era (1533 – 1789) was recently unearthed in Xích Thổ Commune of Nho Quan District, the northern province of Ninh Bình.

Director of the Ninh Bình Museum Nguyễn Xuân Khang said the antique was discovered while local residents were working on their farmland.

The bed, in a rectangular parallelepiped shape, was made from a single slab, and only one of its legs was created separately.

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Measuring 165cm in length, 128cm in width and 53cm in height, the item features dragon and flower patterns typical of the decoration style during the Hậu Lê (Later Lê) Dynasty.

Khang said the bed was used for ritual ceremonies, and its creating and decorating styles are similar to those of the rock beds at the temples dedicated to the Đinh and Lê kings in the province’s Hoa Lư Ancient Capital historical and cultural relic site.

The antique is being preserved in Ninh Bình Museum for further research and exhibition. — VNS

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