Tran Dynasty finds from the Trang An scenic landscape complex

Artefacts from the Vu Lam royal step-over place. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150616

Archaeologists have discovered artefacts possibly dating to the 13-15th century Tran Dynasty in the Trang An Scenic Complex in Vietnam’s Ninh Binh province.

Artefacts from the Vu Lam royal step-over place. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150616
Artefacts from the Vu Lam royal step-over place. Source: Viet Nam Net 20150616

Valuable relics discovered in Ninh Binh
Viet Nam Net, 16 June 2015

Archeologists from the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology have discovered numerous valuable relics in the Vu Lam royal step-over place, located within the Trang An scenic landscape complex.
The discovery includes clay for pottery, trees submerged in black mud, earth road and stones for road embankment or for building river wharfs.

In addition, the experts have also collected more than 5,000 broken pieces of surfaces and 940 pieces of various relics such as enamel pottery, crockery or rice that has turned into coal. They said the site might have been the place for making enamel pottery during the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400).

Full story here.

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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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