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Ref ID: 22228
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Kobiki, Harunobu
Title: Recent archaeological finds in downtown Vientiane
Date: 2010
Source: Van Wuysthoff and the Lan Xang Kingdom: a Dutch Merchant's Visit to Laos in 1641
Place of Publication: Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher: Gingko Publishers
Notes: Introduction Most of the above-ground remnants of the city of Vientiane at the time of Van Wuysthoff’s visit may have disappeared. However, the archaeological excavations in the centre of Vientiane have revealed that many of the building foundations and other architectural features, as well as numerous artefacts, are still preserved underground. The ‘Buried Cultural Properties’ survey along the main streets of Vientiane was carried out between 2005 and 2007 as part of the Japanese grant aid project for the renovation of Vientiane Road No. 1, which traversed the main area of the capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom. A total of more than 140,000 artefacts and 83 building remains and other features were found. A detailed study of the excavation is still to come, but here are some noteworthy findings which could help to visualize, to some extent, what Vientiane looked like at the time of Van Wuysthoff’s visit.
Identifier: 978-90-71256-15-8
Date Created: 1/30/2019
Editors: van Krieken-Pieters, Juliette
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