Vestige of Cham towers unveiled in Da Nang

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Cham tower discovered in Da Nang, Viet Nam Net 20180823

via Vietnam Net, 23 August 2018:

Three excavations saw archaeologists find statues of animals, ceramics and roof tiles.

The finding at Phong Le Village is believed to be the site of a Cham place of worship from the 10th to 11th century.

Cham is an indigenous group of Vietnam and Cambodia, who formed an independent kingdom from the 2nd to 17th centuries AD.

Source: Vestige of Cham towers unveiled in Da Nang – News VietNamNet

New archaeological discoveries near Da Nang

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Archaeologists working around the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang have reported finding a number of artefactsm including prehistoric material from a modern communal house site, and ruins of Cham towers.

Artefacts unearthed in central city of Da Nang
Viet Nam Net, 03 July 2015

More than 4,500 items, including ceramics, stone axes, coins, mollusc shells dating back to the 3,000-year-old Sa Huynh Culture, were found during a two-month excavation in the garden of the Khue Bac Communal House in Da Nang.

The city’s Heritage Management Centre in collaboration with the National Archaeology Institute announced this at a press conference on July 1.

The excavation also unearthed the ruins of Cham towers – Xuan Duong and Go Gian in Lien Chieu and Hoa Vang districts.

Archaeologist Pham Van Trieu, who led the excavation, said items on the 100sq.m area in Khue Bac Communal House, which lies at the foot of the Ngu Hanh Son (Marble) Mountains 15km from the city, feature layers of culture covering the Sa Huynh, Champa and Dai Viet (Great Vietnam) eras, and trade with China’s Ming and Song dynasties.

“The location is situated near an ancient channel running around mountains and connecting it with the Co Co River,” Trieu said.

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Evidence of Cham tower unearthed

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14 June 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – The local residents in the vicinity of the Xuan My mountain in Binh Dinh province seem to have unearthed the tip of the… tower. A Cham tower, to be precise. It remains to be seen if the rest of the tower will be found.

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Ancient tower unearthed in central province

Residents of the central Binh Dinh Province have recently unearthed the top of a tower dating back to the Cham Civilization over ten centuries ago, said vice director of a local museum Thursday.

Dr. Dinh Ba Hoa, Vice director of the Binh Dinh Museum, said that while collecting stones on Xuan My Mountain, residents of Phuoc Hiep Commune, Tuy Phuoc District, discovered the top of the tower.

The top of the tower is 1.8m-high, made of stones, and decorated with lotus petal-shaped patterns.

Read more about the Cham tower of Xuan My mountain.

Books about the Cham:
Hindu-Buddhist Art Of Vietnam: Treasures From Champa by E. Guillon

Cham tower ruins pulled from bowels of construction

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26 July 2006 (Nhan Dan) – Remains of a Cham tower uncovered in Quang Ngai Province.

Cham tower ruins pulled from bowels of construction

A Cham tower structure was found last week while local workers were leveling a road surface for the base of the new industrial complex in the central province of Quang Ngai.

The ancient structure is estimated to have several towers adjoining each other. The gates of the tower face southeast, toward the Ve River. Neither the age nor the exact year they collapsed have been established.


Related Books:
Hindu-Buddhist Art Of Vietnam: Treasures From Champa by E. Guillon
The Art of Champa by J. Hubert