Tran Dynasty site discovered

An archaeological site dating to the Tran Dynasty has been discovered in Tuyen Quang province.

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Viet Nam News, 10 February 2012

The remains of a complex dating back to the Tran Dynasty (13th to 14th century) was recently unearthed in the northern province of Tuyen Quang.

Artefacts through to the Le dynasty (15th to 17th century) were discovered at the Lang Dao Pagoda (Tuyen Quang) by researchers from the Viet Nam Academy of Social Science and the Tuyen Quang Provincial Museum.

Three sections of patterned enamelled tiles and many other ceramic items and building materials from the Tran and Le dynasties were unearthed, including roof tiles shaped like the tips of shoes.

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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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