Vietnam’s Thang Long Citadel one step closer to World Heritage status

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The Vietnamese government has completed its documentation of the ancient capital of Thang Long (Ha Noi), required for submission to UNESCO for World Heritage consideration.

Thang Long Citadel, Nhan Dan, 11 August 2008

Royal citadel’s file completed for UNESCO recognition [Link no longer active]
Nhan Dan, 11 August 2008

Thang Long citadel closes in on UNESCO recognition [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 11 August 2008
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Ancient citadel found in Southern Vietnam

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10 Sep 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A 1,500-year-old citadel is found in the Southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, possible of Cham origin.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 10 Sep 2007

Thousand-year-old citadel discovered in Ba Ria – Vung Tau

Ba Ria-Vung Tau General Museum and the Institute of Social Sciences – Southern Region have unearthed an ancient citadel dating back 1,400 to 1,600 years at Go Cat hamlet, Xuyen Moc district.

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Hanoi’s ancient citadel unearthed during car park construction

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27 May 2006 (Thanh Nien Daily) – Not so breaking news after all. The citadel was uncovered in 2003 but some work has already advanced in setting concrete in the area.

Hanoi’s ancient citadel unearthed during car park construction

The project management unit in charge of building the new parliament house decided this week to halt construction of a new car park after unwittingly uncovering remnants of Hanoi’s 1000-year-old citadel.

After conducting a thorough archeological search of the site, researchers discovered layers of structures built on top of each other and millions of artifacts dating back to the 7th century that detailed long-lost history of the ancient capital.

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