EU Ambassdor visits Vietnam's Great Wall

The head of the EU delegation to Vietnam’s visit to the Great Wall of Vietnam was highlighted in last week’s news.

The Great Wall of Vietnam, Truong Luy Archaeological Site, Quang Ngai Province. Vietnam Net Bridge, 20110330

EU Ambassador praises Vietnam’s “Great Wall”
Vietnam Net Bridge, 30 March 2011

Visiting Truong Luy archaeological site in the central province of Quang Ngai last weekend, the head of the European Commission delegation to Vietnam Sean Doyle suggested Vietnam to quickly have detailed project to preserve this heritage.

“We commit to assist Quang Ngai province in connecting EU member countries to help the province further research and invest in this unique architectural work to heighten it to an international level,” said Ambassador Doyle after the visit, which had the participation of the ambassadors of France, Poland, Hungary, the UK, Greece and Italy.

The site is one of the country’s most important archaeological discoveries in a century, after five years of exploration and excavation conducted by foreign and local archaeologists at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology.

The site was constructed carefully between 17th and 19th centuries with many materials and structures. The 130-km-long bastion stretches for 111km in Quang Ngai province.

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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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