Trace of first human settlement in Hà Nội needs protection
First recognised in 1969, the Vườn Chuối archaeological relic in Hoài Đức District on the outskirts of Hà Nội languished for decades. When scientists began excavations in 2002, they discovered that the site contains the oldest evidence of human settlement in the capital. Now, the onward march of history threatens to destroy the remaining relics to make way for apartments. Minh Thu reports.