Ancient pottery unearthed at My Son sanctuary

Cham-style pottery is unearthed at the My Son sanctuary, a Hindu temple complex, one of which contains an inscription of an old Chinese character.

11 April 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – Cham-style pottery is unearthed at the My Son sanctuary, a Hindu temple complex, one of which contains an inscription of an old Chinese character. This also marks the 300th post on this blog. Hooray!

Cham pottery

Ancient pottery unearthed at Vietnam World Heritage site

Italian and Vietnamese archeologists discovered Tuesday a red brick pottery piece thought to date back to the 18th century at a dig at Quang Nam province’s My Son Sanctuary. The archeologists, from Italy’s Lerici Foundation and Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information said the pottery surface was engraved with ancient Cham characters and an old Chinese character “Chen”. This is the third pottery piece that contains the “Chen” character found in My Son since 2005, along with over 2,000 ancient Cham objects including stone, glass and ceramics, among others.


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Hindu-Buddhist Art Of Vietnam: Treasures From Champa by E. Guillon
The Art of Champa by J. Hubert

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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