Stone foot of Duong Long Towers found

The foot of what is thought to be the tallest ancient towers in Southeast Asia have been excavated by archaeologists in Vietnam.

27 August 2006 (Viet Nam Net Bridge) – The foot of what is thought to be the tallest ancient towers in Southeast Asia have been excavated by archaeologists in Vietnam.

Viet Nam Net Bridge, 27 August 2006

Stone foot of Duong Long Towers found

After excavating an area of 1,500 square meters around Duong Long Cluster of Towers in Binh Dinh Province, archaeologists found a system of stone foots of the towers.

This system, including dozens of stones in square sharp which are 64 centimeters thick, makes the towers solid and sizeable. Especially, beautiful lotus flowers are carved at the foot of the central tower.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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