Vietnam experts to dig for 900-year-old imperial altar

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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.

Thanh Nien News - 21 Mar 2007

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.

Japan to assist Vietnam preserve ancient bastion

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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”.

Thanh Nien, 20 Feb 2007

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.

Capital city excavates millenary-old altar

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19 November 2006 (Thanh Nien News)

Thanh Nien News, 19 Nov 2006

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 – Ly (1009-1225), Tran (1225-1400), Le (1428-1527).

Thang Long Imperial Citadel: a valuable photo book

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02 November 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A picture book has been published on the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, featuring archaeological finds under the site.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 2 Nov 2006

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.

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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