Remains of Cham Tower found

Archaeologists excavate what may be the remains of a Cham Tower in the city of Da Nang in Central Vietnam.

Excavation of Cham Tower in Da Nang, Thanh Nien News, 20110523

New Cham relic discovers in central Vietnam
Thanh Nien News, 23 May 2011

The Cham Museum is located in Da Nang City, however the first-ever relics of Cham culture in Da Nang were just unearthed last week, according to scientists at an archaeological site in Phong Le Commune.

According to lecturer Nguyen Chieu of Hanoi National University, the excavation group’s leader, the artifact is probably the remains of a Cham tower, covering an area of 60 square meters, including bricks and foundation, and a big mound that is believed to be hiding several Cham-styled towers underground.


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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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