Vietnamese UNESCO World Heritage site flooded

Published on April 13th, 2011 | by Admin


A section of wall protecting the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Vietnam has collapsed, flooding the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Mud water has overflowed from the National Assembly House project to the relic.

The Institute for Archaeology said that the landmark of the relic has been broken. The National Assembly House project also caused the relic to sink, affecting the preservation of this important relic.

Excavated in 2003 with hundreds of valuable items of the Dynasties of Ly, Tran, etc., the Thang Long Royal Citadel was recognized by the UNESCO as the World Cultural Heritage in August 2010.

The Institute for Archaeology has asked the National Assembly House Project management board to take measures to not affect the relic but the situation has not been improved.

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Story: Vietnamnet | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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