The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has allowed archaeological excavation inside Hue’s crumbling Thai Hoa Palace to assess its foundation and brick system.
The palace is part of the UNESCO-recognized Hue Imperial Citadel.
Vo Le Nhat, director of the Center for Conservation of Hue Monuments, which manages the Hue Imperial Citadel and other relics from the Nguyen Dynasty, said the center has been granted license to carry out the excavation to assess the current state of the relic.
The excavation will start June 5 and last for 15 days.
The ministry has asked that the center protects the stratigraphy (order and position of layers of archaeological remains) and not publish conclusions of the archaeological excavation without permission from the ministry and the Cultural Heritage Department.