The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the southern province of Dong nai, revealed conclusive findings on the mummified woman found in an ancient tomb at Cau Xeo in Long Thanh district on Friday.
The 200 year old mummy old was discovered two months ago, when workers were cleaning the site to facilitate the construction of the road between the cities of Ho Chi Minh, Long Thanh and Dau Giay.
The archaeologists revealed that the mummy was a woman between 50 and 60 years old from the 17th or 18th centuries, it is 1.5 meters long and has black stained teeth. But the real discovery is that she had noble ancestry, as indicated by personal belongings buried with her, such as a nut grinder, a small brocade bag, 20 gold buttons, a black leather cushion, and a pair of brocade shoes, items that only rich people could have used.
Source: Saigon GP Daily
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