600-year-old wall found inside the Thang Long Citadel

Archaeologists discover the remains of a 600-year-old wall within the compound of the World-heritage listed Thang Long Citadel.

Wall discovered within the Thang Long Citadel, Tuoi Tre News, 20111216

600-year-old wall found at heritage site
Tuoi Tre News, 15 December 2011

A 600-year-old wall dating back to the 15th century Le So Dynasty has been discovered inside Hanoi’s Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Site.

The wall is located near the Van Cao – Ho Tay area.

The remaining part of the construction shows that the original wall could reach 8 m in height and was well constructed, an archaeologist said.

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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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