Local authorities in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế have asked the Nguyễn Family Committee to voluntarily remove the grave of a king’s wife to provide land for the ongoing construction of a parking lot.
The royal family committee representing the Nguyễn Dynasty's descendants has filed a petition seeking to sue the investor of a parking lot for bulldozing the tomb of a king's wife.
The People’s Committee of Thừa Thiên- Huế Province determined to remove the grave of the bulldozed king wife’s tomb to another place, augmenting the conflict between local government and the royal family committee.
Archaeologists are demanding permission to conduct excavations at the site of the tomb of one of King Tự Đức’s wives, which was bulldozed recently, to preserve whatever is undamaged.
Huế residents voiced their anger after the tomb of a king’s wife was razed during construction of a parking lot near the mausoleums of emperors Tự Đức and Đồng Khánh.