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Ancient citadel excavated

Update: December, 27/2013 - 09:55

THANH HOA (VNS)— The authorities in central Thanh Hoa Province have just approved a master plan for excavating and researching the relics of Ho Citadel during the period 2014-20.

This will be the first-ever large-scale excavation to be conducted in a total area of 56,000sq.m inside and around the citadel, which was built in 1397 by Ho Quy Ly, who established the Ho dynasty (1400-07).

The excavations are a collaboration between the Ho Citadel Heritage Conservation Centre and the Viet Nam Archaeology Institute.

The area was recognised as a World Culture Heritage site by UNESCO in June 2011. — VNS


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