Vietnamese students win 20 medals at IMSO 2021 (Source: VNA)

The Olympiad was held online from January 21 to 24 due to COVID-19 with Indonesia as the host.

Exclusively for students under 13, the Olympiad brought together contestants from 15 countries and territories worldwide.

At IMSO 2019, Vietnamese students brought home 15 gold, 14 silver, and seven bronze medals.

More new artifacts unearthed at Ho Dynasty Citadel

The Ho Dynasty Citadel Heritage Conservation Center cooperated with the Vietnam Institute of Archeology to organize a conference to preliminary report the results of excavation of the Ho Dynasty Citadel in 2020.

More new artifacts unearthed at Ho Dynasty Citadel (Thanh Hoa Newspaper)

New documents that help in understanding the architecture of the Ho Dynasty Citadel in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa were unearthed during a recent excavation, said Director of the Ho Citadel Heritage Conservation Centre Nguyen Ba Linh, reported VNA.

For the main palace and the eastern part of the citadel in different historical periods, the artifacts will serve study purposes and restoration projects at the relic site, affirming its major and exceptional value.

The large-scale excavation was carried out in two digs located in the central part of the citadel, spanning 8,000 sq m.

Four traces of architecture from the Ho Dynasty (1400-1407) were discovered, along with two others dating back to the Le Dynasty spanning the period from the 15th century to the 17th century.

Bricks decorated with flower patterns produced in the Ly Dynasty (1009-1226) and the Tran Dynasty (1226-1400) were also discovered, as were some created in the citadel and bearing ancient characters.

The artifacts enable scientists and archaeologists for the first time to clearly envisage the different architectural styles of the citadel./.

Hanoi to open four new suburban bus routes from February

The Hanoi Transportation Corporation (Transerco) will open four new bus routes connecting outlying areas in the city from next month in accordance with the Hanoi Department of Transport’s plan on opening 30 new routes in total in 2021, reported VNA.

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Bus route No.66 from Yen Nghia Station to Phung will have a length of 27.3km and a frequency of 90 journeys per day.

Route No.67 from Phung to Son Tay Station will have a length of 27km and 92 journeys per day.

Route No. 115 from Van Dinh town to Xuan Mai will have a length of 38.2km and a frequency of 90 journeys per day.

Route No.116 connecting Yen Trung in Thach That with Phu Nghia Industrial Zone will have a length of 36.5km and a frequency of 84 journeys per day.

All buses operating on the aforementioned routes have a capacity of 30 seats each./.