An excavation in Vườn Chuối archaeological site will start from April 25th, the 9th excavation since it was first discovered in 1968.
|Vuon Chuoi archaeological site of Hanoi is the most important and largest relic complex of the pre-Dong Son and Dong Son Cultures (700 BC – AD 100).|
The Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology and Ha Noi Relics and Landscape Management Board will conduct the excavation in three sites: Vuon Chuoi, Ma Phuong and Den Ran all in Kim Chung Commune, Hoai Duc District, Hanoi from April 25 to November 30.
Deputy director of the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology Bui Van Liem will lead the excavation team.
The objects excavated will be given to Ha Noi Museum for store and preservation, announced the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday.
Vuon Chuoi archaeological site is the most important and largest relic complex of the pre-Dong Son and Dong Son Cultures (700 BC – AD 100).
Despite the value of the archaeological site, local authorities approved a company’s plan to construct a new urban area on nearly 140 ha covering the area of Vuon Chuoi in 2007.
The project, run by Viet Nam Trading Engineering Construction Joint-Stock Corporation, has yet to begin construction, with only a cement mixing station built.
Scientists have proposed the city demand the investor adjust their construction project to leave the Vuon Chuoi archaeological site intact or turn it into a park that will both protect the relic and ensure the benefits of the urban area.