14th century road found in Vietnam

Published on February 1st, 2012 | by Admin

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A stone road which dates back to the 14th century has been found outside of the Ho Citadel in Vietnam.

The 2km road linking the citadel’s southern gate with the Nam Giao worship platform has been described as the “most beautiful old stone road ever built in the country”.

Archaeologists excavated a total area of 1,500sq.m in front of the southern gate revealing blue stones as big as 1sq.m buried up to 1m below the surface.

The road is thought to have been used by the king and the royal family when travelling between the citadel and nearby Nam Giao worship platform to pray to heaven for peace and prosperity at the peak of Don Son Mountain.

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Story: Viet Nam News | Photo: Viet Nam News

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