21 March 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – A Ly dynasty imperial altar was discovered while laying the foundations for a new supermarket. Fortunately, the supermarket project has been shelved and site is to be investigated by archaeologists.
Vietnam experts to dig for 900-year-old imperial altar
Vietnamese archeologists will begin excavation in Hanoi Friday for the first imperial altar to the gods that experts believe was built in the 12th century by the Ly dynasty.
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.
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.
Hanoiâ€™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 Hanoiâ€™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.