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A new archaeological project will investigate the quarry used to build the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province, which was declared a World Heritage site earlier this year.

Ho Citadel Quarry, Thanh Nien News 20111015

Vietnam to excavate ancient citadel’s rock quarry
Thanh Nien News, 15 October 2011

A three-year excavation project will be carried out at a historic rock quarry experts say was used to build the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ho Dynasty Citadel in northern Vietnam, local authorities said this week.

Accordingly, the excavation site on An Ton mountain in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa’s Vinh Loc District, nearly two kilometers away from the 600-year-old citadel, will cover an area of 300 square meters with the total capital investment of US$25,000.

Local scientists will use manual methods to dig through 20-centimeter-thick layers of soil to unearth and cultural artifacts and preserve the relic site.

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