New artifacts found under former Vietnamese capital

Archaeologists report new finds of artifacts under the ruins of Hoa Lu, a former capital of Vietnam.

Ancient objects found at former Hoa Lu capital
VOV News, 23 February 2010

A host of ancient objects dating back to the 10th -18th century have been discovered at the Hoa Lu ancient capital relic in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

The objects made in the Dinh (968-980), Ly (1009-1225), Tran (1225-1400) and Le (1418-1789) dynasties include square floor tiles with lotus and phoenix patterns, bowls, dishes, jars and other pottery items. They were found after archeologists had excavated an area of over 500 sq. metres at the relic site.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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