An ancient seal dating back between late 18 th century and early 19 th century was discovered at the Van Loc Temple relics in My Loc district of northern Nam Dinh province, said Director of the Provincial Museum Nguyen Van Thu on June 9.

The seal was used for worshipping but not in administrative activities of the Tran royal dynasty. It was made of wood, red - lacquer ed and trimmed with gold . It has a rectangular surface which is 13.9cm long and 13.6cm wide and 3 cm thick and has four engraved Chinese characters./.