Located in the middle of the mountain, the way to the cave is harder than "to the sky", but there are also large coffins, there are also some bones of buffalos, strange animals and the jaw of the human. what we noted in a cave in Thanh Hoa province.
There are about 200 ancient coffins hanging in a cave where indigenous Thai language is called Ma cave , at the top of the local cat ears. Coffins made of precious wood hollowed body. The seven-year-old cave next to Ma cave was also frightened by hunters who saw all . coffins. A rather strange formula in Vietnam: No idea from any concept, and by which way hundreds of coffins can " fly " on the hundreds of meters high cliffs?
The coffin was spread widely throughout Lung Mu cave, Kham village, Hoi Xuan commune.
About 140km from TP.Thanh Hoa, Hoi Xuan commune has a charming landscape, where Luong river joins with the bloody Ma river with its ice sheets. There was Ma cave in the middle of the cloud on the mountain of cat ears.
Lung Mu Cave, also known as Ma cave, is located in the village of Khoe, Hoi Xuan commune (Quan Hoa, Thanh Hoa) located on the Luong river. Standing on this side of the river, one could see Ma cave door lying in the middle of the mountain. To get to Ma cave, it is imperative to hire a paddle boatman to swim a long stretch through the Luong river in the rainy season with high water levels and turbid flows.
. Stepping out of the Luong River, we immediately choked into a dense forest. Trees and vines covering cat's ears exuded sharpness, thick, heavy items, mosquitoes chirping like a chaff on the climber's face. Many sections, cliffs stood up, climbing for an hour only climbed to a height of 30m. At times, both the village chief and the vice-minister must work hard to pull it off, then the Vietnamese doctor could only win his 56 year old.
All coffins are made of large wooden trunks, many of them weigh heavy tons.(Photo: Le Hoang.)
The higher you go, the wilder the forest is. Smell of bat manure, wild boar, serow, deer staggered up to choke. That was when Ma cave appeared, with a windy wind outside the cave entrance.
Right at the entrance is a coffin . The coffin is made of a large wooden body, the figure is seen with two small heads tapered, the middle part is bulging; The two ends of the log have two knobs such as paws (which can be used to carry), in Thai called the rear bell. Each piece of the coffin clearly shows the wood used to pair the two halves that have been carved together (after putting the dead body in). Burial objects will be as original as a tree when it is standing in the forest.
Almost none of the coffins were intact, the two parts of the wood body were bent on each other. Each part of the sarcophagus is like a lonely boat . Watch out. Many pieces of coffin crumbled, rotten, green moss.
The burial coffins in the cave also have a low rank.(Photo: Le Hoang.)
The cave is divided into three levels. At the third cave, 50 coffins appeared easily. Observe carefully, you can see the important scaffolding (up to the second floor).
Wooden pillars are built from the cave, with beams rammed deep into the cliffs, firmly. The coffin wood is still flexible, dark yellow, giving off a light fragrance.
The fact that hundreds of sarcophagus was brought to burial in the cold cave playing with the cliffs has become a big question for scientists. They concluded that it was a form of burial or burial , the burial of the dead in the alpine caves of the ancients.
The trunk of the coffin and the lid of the coffin were chiseled from a large tree.
However, the transfer of coffins weighing hundreds of pounds on steep rocky cliffs has hurt scientists, they cannot explain what ancient people used the technique to bring heavy wooden coffins masonry on the cave high above the mountain. There is an opinion that it is likely that the ancients climbed to the top of the mountain, tied the rope to the coffin and dropped the rope from the mountain to the cave entrance. There was a person standing there, just using his hands to drag the coffin into the cave.
But the explanation is not logical, because the cave door is beveled along the cliff, deep inside, if the coffin is brought down, the coffin will hang outside, hard to reach to pull inside the cave . Another theory is that the water of Ma and Luong rivers is high, so people using water power bring wooden coffins into the cave. This explanation is still unreasonable, because the Lung Mu cave is soaring on the top of the mountain, it is impossible to assume that rising water and bringing the coffin into the cave.
The answer was temporarily accepted as the old man had prepared the coffin on the ground, then in turn brought the body and the lid of the heavy wooden coffin to the cave entrance, the dead body would be brought up eventually. When all were taken to the cave, it was time to carry the dead body into the coffin and cover it and put it into the cave. The dead who have returned to their final resting place in the cave will stay away from the mortal life, where they will not be disturbed or killed by the beast, the caves towering on the top of the mountain will make the dead quickly escape. with heaven.
As the simple explanation of Pham Hong Son - Head of the Khau village: ' Perhaps the old people took the wood from the forest and then made it into a coffin and brought it to the cave to be ready, when someone passed away just brought The body went to the cave and took the coffin to re-install it, as evidenced by the coffin shells that were completely empty, very few coffins contained internal remains. '
Apart from the question of how the ancient people brought heavy coffins to high caves, people were curious about who 'who is buried in the cave? Are they indigenous people? ' Mr. Ha Van Tuyen - Head of Quan Hoa Culture-Information Department. In the story, he said: ' It is not yet confirmed whether it is a villager or a group of people who have lived here and moved elsewhere'.
There are many theories that the Lam Son insurgent against the Ming invaders in the past was the owner of the coffins in the high mountain. It is possible that in a battle, the insurgents were besieged by the Minh enemy, gathered from the Ma River, beating from Hoa Binh, forming a pincer at the foot of the mountain cave of Africa, making a lot of sacrifices. After the Ming troops withdrew, the remaining people buried their comrades in the high mountain cave to avoid the Ming army returning to the grave to retaliate. This explanation is quite reasonable when compared with the stories currently circulating locally.
Mr. Tuyen added: ' In the past, when Hoi Xuan relic was put into construction, the graveyard at the foot of Phi cave was in the area of forced clearance. But when it was excavated, it was quite unexpected that inside all the tombs there were no remains of any remains, only black coal and ash were found. According to the judgment of specialized agencies, it is possible that this is a fake grave of Lam Son insurgents who died in the past to deceive the Minh enemy.