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Traces of a wartime kitchen found in central province

Update: April, 03/2014 - 09:22
The archaeologists from the Viet Nam Archaeology Institute have unearthed traces of a kitchen at the Tan Long Ha Military Post in the central province of Quang Ngai.

HA NOI  (VNS) — The archaeologists from the Viet Nam Archaeology Institute have unearthed traces of a kitchen at the Tan Long Ha Military Post in the central province of Quang Ngai.

The archaeologists, including Italian Federico Barocco and French Beatrice Wisniewski, uncovered pieces of pottery and ceramic jars, pots and bowls dating back to the 18th-19th centuries.

The antiques, originating from China and the north of Viet Nam, were proof that trade had existed between the locals and residents in different regions.

The military post, where the troops were stationed, was a part of the Truong Luy (Long Wall) vestige. The 30m-long stone military post had a ditch system to protect Truong Luy.

The 200km-long Truong Luy, built from a combination of soil and stone, was the greatest engineering feat of the Nguyen (1802-1945) Dynasty. The rampart has long been considered as one of Asia's largest ramparts, including fortifications, roads, and military posts.

The excavation, presided by PhD Nguyen Tien Dong, will be carried out until April 25.

"We also found coal ashes and burn marks on the newly discovered objects that proved the existence of a quite large kitchen," Dong stated.— VNS

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