Vietnam experts to dig for 900-year-old imperial altar

A Ly dynasty imperial altar was discovered while laying the foundations for a new supermarket. Fortunately, the supermarket project has been shelved and site is to be investigated by archaeologists.

21 March 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – A Ly dynasty imperial altar was discovered while laying the foundations for a new supermarket. Fortunately, the supermarket project has been shelved and site is to be investigated by archaeologists.

Thanh Nien News - 21 Mar 2007

Vietnam experts to dig for 900-year-old imperial altar

Vietnamese archeologists will begin excavation in Hanoi Friday for the first imperial altar to the gods that experts believe was built in the 12th century by the Ly dynasty.

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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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