Vietnam preparing to nominate Oc Eo for World Heritage

The wheels are in motion to nominate the site of Oc Eo in Southern Vietnam to World Heritage status.

Oc Eo-Ba The relic to seek UNESCO recognition
Vietnam Net, 19 November 2012

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has assigned the Vietnam Institute for Culture and Arts to make a dossier on Oc Eo-Ba The relic and submit to UNESCO to seek recognition as the world cultural heritage site.

The 450ha Oc Eo relic is located in the area of Sap – Ba The Mountain, Thoai Son district, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.

This is a well-known relic, first excavated by French archaeologist Louis Malleret in 1944, which is believed to have been a prosperous commercial port of the once-powerful Phu Nam kingdom 2,000 years ago.

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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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