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Moat corner structure found in Ho ancient citadel
  • | vov | January 11, 2020 04:11 PM
Archeologists said they have uncovered the structure of a moat corner and a part of the citadel foundation in the west of the over 600-year-old royal Ho citadel in Thanh Hoa province.


  

The structure of a moat corner and a part of the citadel foundation are found in the west of Ho citadel in Thanh Hoa province. (Photo: Cong Ly newspaper)


According to the finding, the moat might be 50 or 60 meters wide and 6.8 to 7.2 meters deep. In a 7,000 square meter excavation site, archeologists also found rectangular bricks, red tiles and ceramic items dating back from the Ly Dynasty (1009- 1225) to the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945)

The Ho Dynasty Citadel was Vietnam’s capital under the Ho Dynasty (1400-1407). It is the only citadel in the country built entirely of stone that has remained nearly intact throughout the nation’s history. It was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 2011.

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