The great wall of Vietnam

Archaeologists are investigating a 200km-long rampart built before the 17th century.

Int’l team studying Southeast Asia’s longest rampart in VN
Saigon Giai Phong, 17 April 2010

A scientific seminar on restoring and preserving a centuries-old rampart in the central region was held by Hanoi’s Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO – the French Academy of the Far East) in the central province of Quang Ngai on April 16 with attendance of many local and foreign scientists.

A team of international scientists study the longest rampart in Southeast Asia, located in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai Province.

The fortified wall is considered the longest and largest scale rampart in the country and also the entire Southeast Asian region.

The 200-km rampart is believed to have been built before the 17th century by people and troops under the leadership of Le Van Duyet, a military dignitary of the Nguyen 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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