Champa jewellery handed to museum

A cache of 9-10th century Champa artefacts consisting of jewelery and ceramics were handed over to the Quang Ngai Province Museum by the police. The antiquities were found by a man from a local village who had dug them up and sold them to a “strange man” before being caught by the police.

Champa antiques handed over to museum
Vietnam Net Bridge, 24 April 2009

Police of the central province of Quang Ngai on April 22 handed over some Champa antiques to the Quang Ngai Museum.

The antiques include some jewellery, worshipping objects made of gold and silver and some pottery products.

The local police reclaimed these antiques from a man named Nguyen Thanh Lam, 79, in Thach Tru village, Duc Lan commune, Mo Duc district, Quang Ngai province.


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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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