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3,000 year-old skeletons found in Ang Thong

A 54 year old villager in Si Bua Thong sub-district, of Ang Thong province has found 3,000 year-old skeletons, apparently mummified, wrapped in shrouding and tied with ropes.

The skeletons were covered with soil, which had solidified into a form of rock. Ancient bowls were also placed on top of the skeletons. Three similar skeletons were also found right next to his house.

The villager revealed that he lives opposite of the fields where, last year, ancient items and skeletons were also found, to a point where the Fine Arts Department sent their officials to excavate the area. At the time, five skeletons were recovered, along with a number of ancient items.

Last month, he rented the fields in order to grow sugar cane. He found nine more skeletons while he was preparing the area for cultivation. Right now, he is keeping the skeletons at his home for religious reasons.

More ancient items were also found, such as spears, bronzes, bowls, and a large clay pot. The villager plans to keep them so he can create a museum, of which he has already informed the Fine Arts Department.

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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