Vietnamese scientists found a mummy in an tomb believed to date back more than 200 years ago in the southern province of Dong Nai on Friday.
The tomb was found in Cau Xeo area, Long Thanh District when construction workers cleared the site the building of the Dau Giay-Long Thanh Highwayt
When the wooden coffin inside the tomb was opened, scientists found the mummy wrapped in cloth and covered by lotus leaves.
The rectangular tomb is 8.5 meters in length and 4.5 meters in width.
The excavators said Chinese characters on the tomb suggesting the diceased person may be a lady who lived in the time of the Nguyen Dynasty more than 200 years ago.
Do Dinh Truat, an ancient tomb researcher who joined the excavation, told the Vietnam News Agency the body was well preserved.
Officials brought the coffin with the mummy inside to the Dong Nai Museum for further study.