16 June 2006 (Thanh Nien News) – A Vietnamese archaeological site is seriously damaged when the local government decides to build a market over it, ignoring laws on heritage preservation.
Market builders take over millennia-old archeological site
A local government in Vietnam has ignored a superior authorityâ€™s instruction to stop construction at an ancient archeological site, also violating national laws in the process.
Con Diep, located in Nghe An provinceâ€™s Quynh Van commune, was home to a primitive people thousands of years ago. Archaeologists have discovered 31 ancient tombs with human remains, stone tools, and pottery inside.