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Vietnam’s own ‘great wall’ uncovered

January 27, 2011
"This is the longest monument in Southeast Asia."
- Professor Phan Huy Lê, president of the Vietnam Association of Historians

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.

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 Lê, president of the Vietnam Association of Historians, said: "This is the longest monument in Southeast Asia."

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