Expanding research on Cao Quy pile pile field

Hai Phong City, in collaboration with scientists, continues to determine the size of the Cao Quy pile pile and look for historical evidence.

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Ancient Cao Quy pile pile.(Photo: Giang Chinh).

On December 29, the research team of the Vietnam Institute of Archeology and some scientists brought many equipment to Cao Quy pile pile, Lien Khe commune, Thuy Nguyen district to continue surveying this area.

According to Dr. Nguyen Gia Doi - Acting Director of the Vietnam Institute of Archeology, advanced techniques will be used to determine the scale, as well as to find more historical evidence in Cao Quy.

Hai Phong City Chairman Nguyen Van Tung further informed, in the immediate future the city and scientists will focus on studying Cao Quy pile pile; After the results are available, the city will expand its research into other areas believed to be related to the Tran Dang Giang victory of Tran army and people.

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Scientists put equipment for research on Cao Quy pile pile field.(Photo: Hau Hieu).

On the same day, in working with the Standing Committee of Hai Phong City Party Committee, experts continued to comment that the discovery of Cao Quy pile pile has "opened up a new research direction on the Bach Dang Giang campaign".

Prof. Mai Trong Nhuan said that the restoration of the hydrological system, the range of Cao Quy pile piles, alluvial banks along the rivers as well as sediments, the appearance of the area . is very important. According to Professor Vu Minh Giang, the archaeological process should pay attention to the hypothesis that there are evidence such as shipwrecks, weapons . in front of the pile detection area.

Hai Phong City Party Committee Secretary Le Van Thanh asked the research team to continue exploring and surveying the size of the pile site according to the focus; At the same time, the functional agencies are urgently requested to review and adjust the regional planning; carrying out procedures to recognize Cao Quy pile ground as a city-level relic, proceeding to propose the State to recognize this as a special national monument.

Previously, Dr. Bui Van Hieu - who chaired the excavation of Cao Quyen pile ground, said that recently, the Archaeological Institute not only took wooden samples to test the radioactive carbon isotope 14, but also took stratigraphic soil samples. for analysis, dating. From the initial archaeological results combined with historical records, it can be said that "Cao Quy pile ground is an battlefield dating back to the end of the 13th century, most likely related to the battle against the Yuan army in 1288. of the Tran people and army ".

Mr. Hieu affirmed that, to ensure the objectivity, the Archaeological Institute will send wooden samples at the Cao Quy pile pile to another unit in the country and abroad to do a test for radioactive isotope Carbon 14.

Associate Professor Tong Trung Tin - Chairman of the Vietnam Archeology Association said that researchers and the public wanted the Cao Quy pile pile to be a battleground in the Bach Dang campaign in the Tran Dynasty.

However, Mr. Tin said that experts should be more cautious by continuing to expand excavation and analysis; At the same time, the wood samples should be sent for examination soon at some prestigious archeological centers abroad.

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