Profile: Vietnamese Archaeologist Do Dinh Huat

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15 October 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – Lara Croft and Indiana Jones have a lot to answer for. It irks me every time someone calls archaeologists “tomb raiders” – makes them seem more like treasure-hunting rogues rather than the scientists they actually are. Sigh. Barring the headline, the profile of Do Dinh Huat seems quite decent enough.

Thanh Nien News, 15 Oct 2007

Vietnam’s tomb raider finds answers underground
by Giao Huong

Over the last 40 years renowned archeologist Do Dinh Truat has presided over some 330 excavations of Vietnam’s ancient tombs, more than any one else in Vietnam.

“Tomb excavation”, says Truat, “let’s one unearth the worlds of the dead, especially those of the upper classes, and find the missing pieces that make up the great puzzle of our history.”

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