18th century tomb excavated in Nha Trang school

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Vietnamese archaeologists on Wednesday began excavating an ancient tomb found at a primary school in the central coastal town of Nha Trang.

The 2.3 by 1.34 meter tomb was found at a depth of more than a meter.

Nguyen Lan Cuong, deputy general secretary of the Vietnam Archaeology Institute, said chances are that the tomb belongs to the Chinese Ming Xiang people of the 18th century.

Experts from the institute and the Khanh Hoa Museum will open the tomb this week and figure out ways to bury the corpse inside, if any.

The tomb was found on June 5 when work was going on to build more classrooms at the school.

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