20 Feb 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – A joint Japanese-Vietnamese venture to preserve an 11th century fort in Hanoi. The citadel was built by King Ly Thai To, the first emperor of the later Ly dynasty who officially named the kingdom “Dai Viet”.
Japan to assist Vietnam preserve ancient bastion
Japanese experts will help Vietnam preserve the Thang Long Citadel in Hanoi, a fort which was the seat of an 11th century kingdom, a conference heard Monday.
At a meeting titled Thang Long Citadel Preservation held by the Japan-Vietnam Cooperation Committee, experts from the two countries also decided to study ways to make the citadel an on-site museum.
19 November 2006 (Thanh Nien News) –
Capital city excavates millenary-old altar
Archaeologists in Hanoi affirmed Thursday that the ancient structure found some weeks ago by a roadwork unit was the Xa Tac (State) altar that Ly Dynasty had built some 1,000 years ago.
They have since Oct. 30 studied three excavated areas around a 100 meter square site under the Kim Lien-O Cho Dua road in Dong Da District, discovering a brick foundation, yard, walls, glasses, and porcelains of three successive dynasties â€“ Ly (1009-1225), Tran (1225-1400), Le (1428-1527).
02 November 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A picture book has been published on the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, featuring archaeological finds under the site.
Thang Long Imperial Citadel: a valuable photo book
The archaeological discoveries under Thang Long ground since 1998, especially 2002 – 2003, have resulted in a large number of numerous and invaluable relics and artifacts. The mysteries hidden underground for thousands of years have been gradually revealed. The history of Thang Long – Hanoi, has progressively been emerged through the archaeological finds.