Recent finds from Binh Thuan Province

The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newblog

The director of the Binh Thuan Province Museum in Vietnam talks about their recent archaeological finds from the Champa period.

Po Tam Tower in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam Net 20121213
Po Tam Tower in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam Net 20121213

Relics unravel Cham history
Vietnam Net, 13 December 2012

The Champa Kingdom reigned over the central coast of modern-day Viet Nam between the 4th and 13th centuries.

Remnants of its culture include towers, folk songs and dances and traditional festivals.

Recently, two ancient walls were discovered by archaeologists working on the preservation of the Po Tam Tower area in Tuy Phong District, the earliest tower in the central region, ranked a national heritage in 1996.

Po Tam heritage site has six towers: two already collapsed and four have been seriously downgraded.

Full story here.

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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