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Parliament on hold after citadel discovery

Parliament on hold after citadel discovery
trefwoorden: Vietnam - Hanoi - 11e eeuw - citadel - vonsten
Priceless discovery: archeaological artifacts, unearthed from an excavation site of a former royal citadel dating back to the 11th century in Hanoi, are displayed
Construction of Vietnam's new parliament building has been halted after archaeologists discovered the ruins of a royal citadel dating back to the 11th century on the proposed site, state media said on Thursday.
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"It is a surprising and priceless discovery. We uncovered the foundations of a big palace, a number of architectural works and millions of artifacts from the Chinese Tang dynasty and the Vietnamese dynasties of Ly, Tran, Le and Nguyen."

Lees verder bij: IOL (6 november 2003)