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Golden crown dug up in Yala

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Old man told in a dream by another old man who looked like a Garuda to dig for something in his rubber farm. 

Golden crown dug up at a rubber farm in Yala (Source: Daily News).

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Old golden crown found at rubber farm


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YALA – An elderly man dreamed about an ancient crown buried in his rubber plantation, so he followed the dream and dug up a three kilogramme golden crown.

Uma Siui, 61, of  tambon Tha Thong in Raman district said he dreamed on Saturday night about an old man who looked like a Garuda and who told him to dig up a certain “thing” with care to ensure that it would not be damaged, according to a report in the Daily News.

So the next morning the old man went to the spot that he had dreamed about and found a golden crown with a white gem on it in the ground. The crown weighs around three kilogrammes.

Mr Uma said he is keeping the crown at home on a table and has covered it with a  wire cage to ensure that it will not be touched by local villagers who come to see it.

Mr Uma, through the village chief Dorlao Malee, reported the discovery to Tha Thong police station. The police will arrange for the Fine Arts Department to examine the artifact.

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ancient: very old - ที่เก่าแก่ ที่โบราณ

arrange: to plan or organize something in advance - จัดเตรียม, เตรียมการ

artifact: an object that was made a long time ago and is historically important, e.g., a tool or weapon - โบราณวัตถุ

buried: covered completely by something, in this case, soil - ฝัง

cage: a container made of wire or metal bars and used for keeping birds or animals in - กรง

chief: a person with a high rank or the highest rank in a company or an organisation - หัวหน้า, ผู้นำ

crown: decoration worn on head by a king, queen or prince often made of gold and decorated with precious stones - มงกุฎ

discovery: an act or the process of finding somebody/something, or learning about something that was not known about before - การค้นพบ

elderly: (of people) old - สูงวัย, อาวุโส, อายุมาก

ensure: to make certain that something happens or is done - ให้การยืนยัน, รับรอง, ให้ความมั่นใจ

examine: to look at somebody/something closely, to see if there is anything wrong or to find the cause of a problem - ตรวจ

Garuda: a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology (Source: Wikipedia) - ครุฑ; พญานกที่เป็นพาหนะของพระนารายณ์

gem: a jewel (= precious stone), especially when cut into a particular regular shape - อัญมณี, เพชรพลอย

ground: the outer surface of the earth, that we walk on - ผิวดิน, ผิวโลก, พื้นดิน

local: in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about - ท้องถิ่น

plantation: a large farm where crops such as tea, coffee, cotton, sugar or, in this case, trees, are grown - ไร่ นาขนาดใหญ่

rubber: a bouncy, elastic material used in car tires and waterproof gloves - กล้ายาง

spot: the particular place where someone or something is - ที่, สถานที่

touch: to put your hands and fingers on something - สัมผัส

village chief: the leader of a village - ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน

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