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Archaeological site discovered in north

Update: February, 10/2012 - 09:48

TUYEN QUANG — The remains of a complex dating back to the Tran Dynasty (13th to 14th century) was recently unearthed in the northern province of Tuyen Quang.

Artefacts through to the Le dynasty (15th to 17th century) were discovered at the Lang Dao Pagoda (Tuyen Quang) by researchers from the Viet Nam Academy of Social Science and the Tuyen Quang Provincial Museum.

Three sections of patterned enamelled tiles and many other ceramic items and building materials from the Tran and Le dynasties were unearthed, including roof tiles shaped like the tips of shoes.

The archaeologists also found many unique traditional roof decorations including phoenix shaped items made out of terra-cotta, animal heads, and leaf-point tiles.

This find of a complex and rare ancient construction built in an organised structure was expected to greatly help archaeologists to delve into the history of ancient Tuyen Quang, said Tran Anh Dung, a historical researcher at the Academy of Social Science. — VNS

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