A recent excavation at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi revealed a number of architectural vestiges.
Conducted within a total area of nearly 1,000 sq.m near Kinh Thien Palace, the excavation found a wide range of artifacts of the Dai La, Ly, Tran, Le, and Nguyen dynasties (Photo: VNA)
They include vestiges of roads, parterres, ponds, stone foundations, and drainage passages (Photo: VNA)
Other relics unearthed include terracotta and pottery items, as well as wood and metal components (Photo: VNA)
The Thang Long Imperial Citadel was built in the 11th century by the Ly dynasty, marking the independence of the Dai Viet (Photo: VNA)
The central sector of the citadel was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 31, 2010 (Photo: VNA)
Kinh Thien Palace is a main building in the central sector of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, which is located in what is now downtown Hanoi (Photo: VNA)