13 Oct 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – Report of a Tran Dynasty excavation of a burial in the Ninh Binh province.
Excavation of another ancient tomb valuable for archeology
Ninh Binh Museum released a report on the excavation of an ancient tomb at Ao Dinh, Chinh Don Ward, Gia Minh Commune, Gia Vien District.
The excavation of the tomb where two people were buried was carried out from January 26 to February 4, 2005. The coffins have two layers and were placed parallel to each other. Both were made of special wood which is poisonous to insects.
One coffin has a boat shape and the other has a rectangular shape. These coffins were carved with the patterns of lotus flower, leaf and saw-tooth.
Objects buried with the two bodies included a wooden box, half of a pestle, seven coins and an altar.
21 September 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – First private museum showcasing artefacts from ancient Vietnam is opened.
First private museum opens
The Hoang Long Artifacts Museum in the central province of Thanh Hoa is owned by Hoang Van Thong, who has zoned off 500 sq.m of his own land to establish the first ever private museum in Vietnam. The exhibits range from earthenware from the Dong Son culture in the Bronze Age (from 1000 to 1 BC) and farming tools, weapons, household utensils and personal decorations and antique ceramics from the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties from the late 10th century to the late 18th century.
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1 Aug 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A composite of two stories, the first reports finds of Tran Dynsaty artifacts from Yen Bai Province, the second already mentioned on a previous post of the fishing village in the Khanh Hoa Province. Sorry for the delay! I’ve been ill.
Archaeological objects dug up in 2 provinces
A number of Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) relics have been uncovered during an excavation of the archaeological site at the [tag]Ben Lan Pagoda[/tag] in the northwestern province of Yen Bai.
Archaeologists from the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology (VNIA) and the Yen Bai Museum discovered vestiges of 12 terracotta towers, increasing the number of towers at the site to 14. The first two towers were found during another excavation last year.
17 July 2006 (Nhan Dan) – Remains of Tran dynasty terracota towers found in north Vietnam.
Tran Dynasty’s vestiges unearthed in northern province
Vestiges of 12 terracotta towers and a quadrangular stone wall measuring 295 m in perimeter dating back to the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) were found at the [tag]Hac Y archaeological site[/tag] in Luc Yen district of northern Yen Bai province.