|Scientists work at an excavation site of a ceramic kiln, dating back to the 13th century, in the northern province of Yên Bái. — VNA/VNS Photo Thế Duyệt|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A final report on the archaeological excavation of a ceramic kiln, dating back to the 13th century, in the northern province of Yên Bái was recently made public.
The report was made by scientists from the Việt Nam Social Sciences Institute and the Yên Bái Provincial Museum, who conducted excavations at the Pù Lườn Xe site in Tân Lĩnh Commune, Lục Yên District, in 2011, 2015 and 2016.
Through objects found at the site during the three excavations, scientists came to the conclusion that there used to be a kiln for baking building materials, such as tiles, bricks, clay statues and towers, for constructions sites at nearby Hắc Y Hill, Bến Lăn Pagoda and other areas during the period.
All objects found at the site dated back to the 13-14th century during the rule of the Trần dynasty (1225-1400).
Prof Bùi Minh Trí, an official from the institute, confirmed that the kiln is the first of its kind to be excavated in the north of Việt Nam.
The discovery will open a new approach to research on the production of building materials during the Trần dynasty, he said. — VNS