South Vietnam tomb found


Hidden in the depths of the hinterland as Dagangshan Nanyue tomb was discovered in 1983. 49.71 meters above sea elephant Dagangshan, originally Yuexiu Shanxi side of a small hill, built in the Ming Dynasty city roads, and it become a Koho separated Yuexiu Hill, “like Gang Qiao Song” is one of the Ming Dynasty Guangzhou Eight.


June 1983, as Dagangshan in infrastructure construction has been slashed by 17.7 meters, revealing the tomb roof slate, after investigation and excavations prove that this is buried in the ground 2100 years the second generation of South Vietnam tomb. This is the largest and well-preserved, the richest burial of a Han Dynasty tomb murals painted sarcophagus ever found Lingnan region. Where archaeological finds as many as a thousand pieces (sets). Its findings have important historical, cultural, scientific and artistic value, it has been listed as one of China’s five major archaeological discoveries.


South Vietnam tomb was discovered, immediately suspend construction, protect the site. Guangzhou Municipal Cultural Relics Management Committee sent the investigation, to find out the basic structure, size and age of the tomb. Then also sent someone to Beijing to report in detail to the National Heritage Board and the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social jointly by the Ministry of Culture and submitted to the State Council for approval to explore.


Once approved by the Institute of Archaeology, Heritage Management Committee of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, and a coalition of like Gang Han Museum excavation team, captain Michael Kennedy, Huangzhan Yue Yang Ting formula vice captain.


From across the country brought together 43 people attended the very interesting archaeological excavations, excavations since August 25, 1983 start to the end of October 6th. After the initial order issued a “preliminary report Nanyue Mausoleum Excavation” (contained “Archaeology” 1984 3), a large field archaeological report “Nanyue Mausoleum” special issue published in 1991 by the Cultural Relics Publishing House, the magazine won the first Xia Nai archaeological research achievement award.