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UPDATED: 07:50, April 07, 2006
Bruneian Princess pays homage to tomb of ancient Bruneian king in China
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Bruneian Princess Hajah Masna paid homage to the tomb of an ancient Bruneian king in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday.

Masna and her party visited the cemetery of the king of ancient Boni Kingdom (present-day Brunei) Thursday morning, accompanied by senior Chinese diplomats.

The Princess also unveiled a China-Brunei friendship memorial there and donated gifts to it.

According to historical records, the king of Boni Kingdom led a 150-member delegation to China for a friendly visit in August 1408 following Zheng He, an ancient Chinese navigator.

Unfortunately, he died in Nanjing and his remains were buried in the southern suburb in accordance with his last words.

Zheng He, a Chinese navigator in the Ming Dynasty, traveled to southeast Asia, west Asia and east Africa on seven occasions between 1405 and 1433 with large fleets.

In the years of Zheng's voyage, at least 11 heads of ancient kingdoms, including the king of Boni Kingdom, visited China.

Source: Xinhua

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