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Quarry for Ho Citadel stone found

Archaeologists have discovered the quarry used for processing the stone to build the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province.

Quarry at the Xuan Dai mountains, Vietnam Net 20121226

Quarry at the Xuan Dai mountains, Vietnam Net 20121226

Ancient quarry to build Ho Dynasty Citadel discovered
Vietnam Net, 26 December 2012

On December 25, the Centre for Conservation of Ho Dynasty Citadel World Heritage said that the center staff had discovered an ancient quarry located near Xuan Dai mountains, about 5km to the south of the Ho Dynasty Citadel.

Based on the remaining square stones left at the foot of Xuan Dai Mountains, in Vinh Ninh commune, Vinh Loc district, Thanh Hoa province, experts said that this is the place where Ho Quy Ly’s soldiers processed rocks to build the Ho Dynasty Citadel more than 600 years ago.

At present, 16 stones that look similarly to the ones that were used to build the Ho Dynasty Citadel, a world heritage site, are at the foot of the mountains. These rocks, weighing tens of tons each, were processed fairly sophisticated, with smooth surface.

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