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Vietnam National Museum of History

18/12/2014 12:33 2077
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(Cinet)- A recent excavation at the Lo Gach archaeological site in the vicinity of Kom Pong Thmo Pagoda has revealed intact large-scale earthen ramparts believed to be the largest found so far in the southwestern region.

The Lo Gach site was first excavated in the 1980s. The findings included traces of brick structures which scattered on about 5 hectares and concentrated in the precinct of Kom Pong Thmo Pagoda.

The ramparts, with the East-West side 890m long and the North-South side 750m long, are between 2-3m high and 10-12 m wide, even 20m wide in some places.

The dig, carried out on 400m2 of ground by experts from the Museum of Tra Vinh and the archaeological centre of the Southern Institute of Social Sciences, also found vestiges of a number of religious structures, including a rectangular mound measuring 20m by 14m.

In particular, experts discovered traces of a square structure measuring 8m by 8m and 0.5-0.6m tall. It was made of bricks similar to those found at sites from the post-Oc Eo period (between the 8 th and the 12th century).