via Viet Nam Plus, 12 January 2020: The stakes are associated with the Battle of Bach Dang River, in which the Vietnamese repelled Mongol forces in the 13th century.
Agencies in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong have filled in three excavation holes in Cao Quy field, Lien Khe commune, Thuy Nguyen district, where dozens of 13th century stakes were unearthed in November 2019.
Do Xuan Trung, Director of Hai Phong Museum, said at present local scientists have no proper way to preserve the 36 stakes found in the field.
“We decided not to excavate any more in the field, but examine surrounding areas,” he said.
Le Van Thanh, Secretary of the Hai Phong City Party Committee, asked the scientists to examine the area thoroughly.
He also asked concerned agencies to adjust building plans around the area and proceed to recognise Cao Quy stakes as a historical relic site, preparing to ask for the State’s recognition as a relic site.