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Ly Dynasty layer uncovered underneath Thang Long Citadel

Archaeologists working at the Thang Long Citadel in Hanoi have discovered the layer dating to the Ly Dynasty (1009-1225) and thought to be one of the earliest and most central positions of the citadel complex.

Ly Dynasty layer beneath the Thang Long Citadel, Thanh Nien News 20130108

Ly Dynasty layer beneath the Thang Long Citadel, Thanh Nien News 20130108

Ly Dynasty vestiges surface in maiden appearance
Thanh Nien News, 08 January 2013

Preliminary results of a recent archaeological excavation at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Hanoi reveal the first evidence of the Ly Dynasty (1009-1225) at the site.

The excavation pit is 10 meters north of the foundation of Kinh Thien Temple built during the reign of the Le Dynasty (1428-1527).

Underneath the pit is a “thick layer” of Thang Long – Hanoi culture (0.5-4.2 meters deep) covering the period from the Ly Dynasty to the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

The excavation work has exposed a ngu dao (exclusive road for kings) of the Le Dynasty as well as many vestiges of the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400).

Full story here.

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