A boat shaped tomb made from a tree trunk was found at a depth of 3m in Ngan Truoi Hydro-electricity Plant, in Duc Dong commune, Duc Tho district (Photo: hatinh24h.com)

Ha Tinh (VNA) – A boat-shaped tomb made from a tree trunk dating back to the 13th century has just been discovered at a construction site in a mountainous area in the central province of Ha Tinh.

The tomb was found at a depth of 3m in Ngan Truoi Hydro-electricity Plant, in Duc Dong Commune, Duc Tho District.

According to experts from the provincial museum, the tomb measures 1.9m in length and 0.4-0.5m in width. There is a black compound covering the inside of the tomb. Scientists also found some objects inside, including a ceramic bowl and an ancient coin.

Scientists believe that the tomb was of a person under the Tran Dynasty (1226-1400) and the boat-shape style of the Dong Son civilisation (7th century BC-2nd century AD).

Earlier, experts found many boat-shaped tombs made from tree trunks in other localities in plain areas of Ha Tinh Province like Can Loc, Cam Xuyen and Loc Ha districts.

The tombs have been declared to belong to the people of Tran and Le dynasties (13th-14th century).

“This is the first time such a boat-shaped tomb has been found in a mountainous area in the province,” confirmed Le Ba Hanh, an official from the museum, “This shows that ancient Vietnamese people resided in both plain and mountains in early times.”-VNA