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    Quang Ngai, Vietnam (CNN) -- Nestled in the mountain foothills of a remote province in central Vietnam, one of the country's most important archaeological discoveries in a century has recently come to light.


    It's not on the same scale of China's Great Wall but is still significant for Vietnam's past and future.


    The Long Wall -- the longest monument in Southeast Asia -- could become a major tourist attraction.


    Andrew Hardy (center) and Nguyen Tien Dong (left) led the team that uncovered the wall in central Vietnam.

    After five years of exploration and excavation, a team of archaeologists has uncovered a 127-kilometer (79-mile) wall -- which locals have called "Vietnam's Great Wall."

    Professor Phan Huy L
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    Re: Vietnam's own 'great wall' uncovered

    Incredible. What a peculiar wall!
    Thanks for showing.


    -chinoook
    chinoook's 1st law: Structurally weak walls tend to have double structures.
    chinoook's 2nd law: Newer walls are built next older walls, not over them.
    chinoook's 3rd law: Similar problems lead to similar solutions.

    The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people, who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German naturalist and explorer)

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    • #3
      Re: Vietnam's own 'great wall' uncovered

      Map here:

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      • #4
        Re: Vietnam's own 'great wall' uncovered

        Originally posted by greatwalltagger View Post
        Map here:

        Wow! Do you have more information about this wall?


        -chinoook
        chinoook's 1st law: Structurally weak walls tend to have double structures.
        chinoook's 2nd law: Newer walls are built next older walls, not over them.
        chinoook's 3rd law: Similar problems lead to similar solutions.

        The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people, who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German naturalist and explorer)

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        • #5
          Re: Vietnam's own 'great wall' uncovered

          Hi chinook you can find some information here

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Wa...A3ng_Ng%C3%A3i

          http://www.longwallofquangngai.com

          I'm working on the kmz file of my findings, it will be finished soon!

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          • #6
            Re: Vietnam's own 'great wall' uncovered

            Originally posted by greatwalltagger View Post

            I'm working on the kmz file of my findings, it will be finished soon!
            Thanks for this map.
            I have my own file of this wall ready but will wait for yours before I send it so we can compare since it is difficult to tell what is the wall and what are firebreak-lines or roads.

            Over all, seen from above, this Vietnamese wall looks very much like the Pale of Liaoning (Willow Palisade) which is more or less build in the same period.

            I found one clear fortress at: 15
            Last edited by Lodewijk; 06-11-2014, 05:45 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Vietnam's own 'great wall' uncovered

              Hi Lodewijk,

              Excellent find, for those forts are French or Viet origins, i think we need further studies to find out.

              Another fort here 14

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