15 October 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – Lara Croft and Indiana Jones have a lot to answer for. It irks me every time someone calls archaeologists “tomb raiders” – makes them seem more like treasure-hunting rogues rather than the scientists they actually are. Sigh. Barring the headline, the profile of Do Dinh Huat seems quite decent enough.
Vietnamâ€™s tomb raider finds answers underground
by Giao Huong
Over the last 40 years renowned archeologist Do Dinh Truat has presided over some 330 excavations of Vietnamâ€™s ancient tombs, more than any one else in Vietnam.
â€œTomb excavationâ€, says Truat, â€œletâ€™s one unearth the worlds of the dead, especially those of the upper classes, and find the missing pieces that make up the great puzzle of our history.â€