Archeologists have discovered vestiges of ancient tiled courtyards while excavating Lang Dao pagoda in Son Duong district, in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang.

According to archeologists, the courtyards were built under the Tran dynasty in the 13th -14th century and existed until the Le dynasty, between the 15th-17th century.

Uncovered artifacts included rectangular bricks, shoe-cap tiles and a number of typical pottery and ceramic objects dated back the Tran and Le dynasties.

The ancient religious construction was one of two most typical and intact relics that have been discovered in Vietnam .

Doctor Tran Anh Dung of Vietnam Archeology Institute said this is a large-scale and rare architectural work in the country’s ancient architectural systems.

The discovery has provided archeologists with more evidence in their study of the historical value of ancient Tuyen Quang./.