600-year-old wall found at heritage site

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The Hanoitimes - A 600-year-old wall dating back to the 15th century Le So Dynasty has been discovered inside Hanoi’s Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Site.

The Hanoitimes - A 600-year-old wall dating back to the 15th century Le So Dynasty has been discovered inside Hanoi ’s Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Site.

The wall is located near the Van Cao – Ho Tay area.

The remaining part of the construction shows that the original wall could reach 8 m in height and was well constructed, an archaeologist said.

Another researcher said the wall’s foundation dated back to the earlier Ly-Tran dynasties from AD 1,000 to 1,400. This shows a continuation of history, culture and construction techniques used to build the citadel through different dynasties from Ly to Le So, he said.

The researchers also found near the site a kiln from the 13th century Tran Dynasty and a large number of broken pottery pieces.

The original royal palaces and most of the structures of the Thang Long Imperial City (former Hanoi ) were destroyed in the late 19th century and the ruins are still being excavated today.

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