Thanh Hoa: ruins of Nam Giao Worshipping Platform excavated

Excavation of the Nam Giao Worshipping Platform.

6 March 2007 (VietnamNet Bridge)

Thanh Hoa: ruins of Nam Giao Worshipping Platform excavated

The Thanh Hoa Department of Culture and Information and the Institute of Archeology have started phase 2 of the excavation of the Nam Giao Worshipping Platform in Vinh Thanh Commune, Vinh Long District.

The Nam Giao Worshipping Platform was built in August, 1402 during the Ho Dynasty’s times. Located at the foot of Dun Son Mountain, the platform is where kings conducted rituals to pray for prosperity and peace.

The area to be excavated in phase 2 is 2.000sq.m. In the mid-2004 excavation, thousands of architectual materials were collected and helped to solve the mysteries of Nam Giao Worshipping Platform.

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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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