Cham Tower found in Da Nang

The remains of a Cham Tower have been found in the city of Da Nang in Vietnam.

Cham Tower found in Da Nang, Viet Nam News 20120824
Cham Tower found in Da Nang, Viet Nam News 20120824

1,000-year-old Cham tower unearthed [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 24 August 2012

The remains of a unique Cham tower have been found in Phong Le Village, Cam Le District in the central city of Da Nang, an area not known for Cham relics.

Archaeologists from the city’s Museum of Cham Sculpture and Faculty of History at the University of Social Sciences and Humanity discovered the site last year and earlier this month found that the foundations of the structure, which measure 16m by 16m, said Vo Van Thang, director of the museum.

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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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