Brick tombs uncovered in Hanoi

Archaeologists uncover two brick tombs dating from the early centuries CE in Hanoi.

Brick tombs excavated in Hanoi, Vietnam News 20110407

Site workers dig up ancient Ha Noi tombs
Viet Nam News, 07 April 2011

Two tombs dating to AD100-200 have been discovered in Ha Noi’s Dong Ngac Commune, the Vietnamese Association of Archaeology said.

Building workers unearthed a tomb 2m below ground by chance last Friday. They immediately reported the find to local authorities.

When archaeologists started excavating the site they discovered a second smaller tomb dating back to the 4th-6th century.

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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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