King to be reburied at original location

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The remains of the last king of the Le Dynasty is set to be reburied at where he was discovered from. The body of King Le Du Thong was exhumed after his coffin was discovered in 1958 and his descendants had planned to rebury his body somewhere else, but following objection from the village where the coffin was found, the authorities have decided instead to return the body to its original location.

Le king reburial site moved closer to home
Thanh Nien News, 13 November 2009
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Tussle over where to bury dead king's body

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A small tussle has emerged over the final burial place of King Le Du Thong (167901731), who was unearthed in 1958. The king’s descendants want him buried in a new location, while the residents of the commune his body was found in insist that the body should be interred in its original place.

Thanh Hoa commune lays claim to Le king’s reburial site
Thanh Nien News, 02 November 2009
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Categories: Vietnam


The capital of Vietnam, more than a thousand years ago

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We all know that Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and it has been a capital for literally  a thousand years under its former name Thang Long. But before Thang Long, the capital of Vietnam was Hoa Lu in the northern Binh Dinh Province. The Vietnam News Service has a special feature on this ancient capital, which was used by the Dinh and the Early Le Dynasty.

Ancient capital offers colourful history lessons of two dynasties [Link no longer active]
Vietnam News, 15 May 2009
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