via VNA/Vietnam Plus, 24 August 2023: A month-long excavation at Can Chanh Palace in Vietnam’s Hue Imperial Citadel revealed changes in the palace’s foundation across different restoration periods and provided insights for its future rehabilitation.
Findings from archaeological holes, covering about 200 sq.m. in total, show changes in the palace foundation during different restoration periods since it was built under the reign of King Gia Long (1762 – 1820).
According to archaeologists’ preliminary conclusions, Can Chanh Palace was built on a weak geological background, possibly an area of lakes or swamps in the past, so its foundation was reinforced during restoration periods in history.
Nguyen Ngoc Chat, deputy head of the research and collection division of the Vietnam National Museum of History, said from its construction in 1804 to its destruction in 1947, the palace underwent 11 rehabilitations at different levels.