via Vietnam Plus, 15 January 2020: Current research on the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa province.
Archaeologists have suggested authorities restore a canal system in the Ho Dynasty Citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa.
The suggestion was made after a four-month excavation at the site, which started in last October.
Following a decision by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, archaeologists from the Vietnam Archaeology Institute and the Ho Citadel Heritage Preservation Centre excavated the canal in the citadel.
They conducted research on a total area of 7,000sq.m and found traces of the canal banks, which included clay, laterite and architectural materials, utensils and tools.
They found various objects including small pebbles, fragments of bricks and tiles, copper coins, as well as pieces of ceramic from the Ly (1010-1225), Tran (1225-1400), Ho (1400-1407), Le (1428-1527) and Nguyen (1802-1945) dynasties.