For the year-end holidays, I had the chance to spend some time in central Vietnam via Da Nang, one of the largest cities in the country. Da Nang is a good gateway to three World Heritage Sites, all within reach of a day trip: the imperial capital of Hue to the north, the ancient city of Hoi An to the south, and the ruins of My Son, which is further inland, about an hourâ€™s drive from Da Nang.
A 1,600 year old kendi (spouted vessel) was recovered from a river in Hue in central Vietnam.
Hue found 1,600-year-old Cham vase
Tuoi Tre News, 12 November 2011
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The Vietnamese government has sought the Archaeological Survey of India to help restore the My Son Sanctuary.
Vietnam seeks ASI help in restoring ancient temples
MSN India News, 06 November 2011
India funds restoration of My Son sanctuary
Saigon Giai Phong, 08 November 2011
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Readers in Singapore might be interested in Dr Arlo Griffith’s talk next week on the epigrahy of Champa.
New Light on the Ancient Records of Campa (Vietnam)
by Dr Arlo Griffiths
26 February, 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
RSVP Required – details here
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An 9-10th century Champa House Altar will be displayed in the New York Museum (?) from February to May.
Champa altar house to be displayed at New York Museum
Saigon Giai Phong, 17 Jan 2010
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In conjunction with the opening of the two permanent exhibitions on the Oc Eo and Champa cultures at the Vietnamese Museum of History at Ho Chi Minh City, a rare 8th century Buddha is unveiled and exhibited.
Rare $6 million Buddha statue on display in HCM City
Vietnam Net Bridge, 14 January 2010
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The Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City opens two permanent exhibitions showcasing artefacts from Vietnam’s Oc Eo and Champa cultures.
HCM City museum opens Oc Eo, Champa culture exhibits
Vietnam Net Bridge, 13 January 2010
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Adam Bray, a travel writer based in Vietnam, shares with us the ruins of a Cham brick structure that he stumbled upon.
New Discovery of Ancient Cham Tower by Resident Guidebook Writer
Mui Ne Beach.net, 29 September 2009
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Protective works including a security post and information boards to safeguard an 8th century Cham sanctuary in Hue is set to complete this year.
Sanctuary remains of ancient Cham people gets protection [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 29 September 2009
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Archaeologists report the discovery of a yet-to-be dated stele made of granite and inscribed with eight lines of Champa script.
Ancient Champa stele unearthed
VOV News, 19 August 2009
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