In this Voice of Vietnam interview with Dr Tong Trung Tin, Dr Tin discusses the archaeological evidence unearthed from recent excavations at the 1,300-year-old citadel site in the heart of Hanoi.
Archaeological evidence of Thang Long Royal Citadel deserves to be recognised by UNESCO
Voice of Vietnam News, 20 February 2010
Archaeologists from China, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia and Indonesia have praised the results of the Thang Long Royal Citadel archeological research project as being of great value.
A series of International seminars and lectures given by Asian archaeologists on the excavation and protection of the worldâ€™s cultural heritage and relic sites are taking place this month to mark the 1000th Thang Long-Hanoi anniversary and the 1,300th anniversary of the establishment of Heijokyo Citadel on Japanâ€™s Nara Imperial Palace Site.
Over the past eight years, Vietnam and Japan have carried out research on relics and antiquities excavated at the Thang Long Royal Citadel. Asian archaeologists have praised lectures on the results of archaeological research at the royal citadel delivered by Dr Tong Trung Tin, Head of the Vietnam Institute of Social Science and Director of the Thang Long Royal Citadel project and Pro. Kunikazu Ueno from the Archaeological Research Centre of Nara University as valuable research projects that need to be recognised by UNSECO.