The scholar stelaes from the Hanoi’s Temple of Literature have been inscribed in Unesco’s documentary heritage of the world list, announced earlier this month in Macau.
82 historic stone stelae recognised [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 11 March 2010
The steles of Hanoi’s Temple of Literature listing the doctoral candidates between the 15th-18th centuries are in danger of being literally erased from history as visitors run their fingers through the names.
Van Mieu steles endangered by human touch
Thanh Nien News, 01 Mar 2010
It’s mid-December already, and I haven’t posted any news so far on account of being in Hanoi for the first couple of weeks, and then falling majorly sick after returning. So rather than trying to catch up with three week’s worth of archaeology news from Southeast Asia, here’s all of them in one brilliant link dump, sorted by date (most recent ones first) and country.