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Houseowner discovers 3,000 year old skeletons on land in Ang Thong province




A houseowner in the central province of Ang Thong, has discovered 3 skeletons on his land that are thought to be over 3,000 years old. 54 year old Somkiat Briboon says this most recent discovery isn’t the first, as the first lot of bones was found last year after preparing his 17 rai worth of land, in Sawang Ha District, to be rented out for sugarcane farming.

It was then that he found 9 skeletons, only later to find 6 more. The skeletons were found with bowls and other kitchen utensils found laying on top of them. He transferred the skeletons to his home, wrapping them in blue sheets, describing some of the bones as smaller in size, resembling that of women or children.

He says he also found ancient artifacts with the bones and arranged to have them shipped to Bangkok’s Fine Arts Department for research purposes. But he says he wants to eventually build his own museum housing the display of bones and artifacts for educational purposes.

Although the discovery is exciting, its creepiness factor has repelled Somkiat’s friends from visiting him as many are afraid of ghosts or spirits. To add to his friends’ concerns, he says ever since the skeletons and artifacts were moved into his home, strange things have been happening.

One of those unsettling things is the feeling that there are many people walking around inside his home at all hours of the day. He says when he tries to search for the source of the eery sounds, he finds nothing. Somkiat says he isn’t afraid of the spirits and even talks to them often. He even says his sleep isn’t disturbed as he sleeps well at night while the skeletons are in his home.

The Fine Arts Department has been notified of the most recent finding, but it is unclear on whether they will move the new skeletons to Bangkok to join the others.

SOURCE: Thai Residents


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    Issan John

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    How can you have “17 rai worth of land”????? ?

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    Truth B Told

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    1 rai = 1,600 square meters. 17 rai is approximately 6.72 acres.

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    brian mc

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    “kitchen utensils found laying on top of them”… from 3000 years ago? tin opener, egg timer, and electric food blender by any chance?

    in other news, police are still searching for 15-20 people reported missing from a nearby village.

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    Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:13 am

    “The local immigration department is looking into whether or not the skeletons are currently considered to be on overstay and if ‘fees’ can be collected.”

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    Issan John

    Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Thank you, Truth B Told.

    Un-B-lievable ? ? ? ? ?

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    brian mc

    Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 7:50 am

    and arai is what

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    michael cooksey

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 1:06 am


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