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.
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HCM City museum opens Oc Eo, Champa culture exhibits
Vietnam Net Bridge, 13 January 2010
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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Sanctuary remains of ancient Cham people gets protection [Link no longer active]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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Vietnam Net Bridge has a travel feature on the magnificent My Son Sanctuary in Da Nang Province. The My Son temple complex was the most significant sacred sites of the Cham from the 4th to 15th centuries.
My Son Sanctuary
Vietnam Net Bridge, 23 May 2009
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The Cham Museum at Da Nang opens two new rooms showcasing the finds from My Son and Dong Duong.
The world of Cham
Thanh Nien News, 15 May 2009
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A cache of 9-10th century Champa artefacts consisting of jewelery and ceramics were handed over to the Quang Ngai Province Museum by the police. The antiquities were found by a man from a local village who had dug them up and sold them to a “strange man” before being caught by the police.
Champa antiques handed over to museum
Vietnam Net Bridge, 24 April 2009
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A sandstone statue of the Hindu god Murugan will be on display at the Ha Tinh Province Museum. The statue is attributed to the Champa culture and dates between the 10th and 12th century.
Ha Tinh Museum to host ancient Champa statue
Vietnam Net Bridge, 04 March 2009
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The Champa Sculpture Museum in Da Nang opens a new exhibition on 10-11th century statuary found in the My Son and Dong Duong sites.
South Central exhibits Champa sculpture
Saigon Giai Phuong, 28 February 2009
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Champa and the Archaeology of My Son (Vietnam)
Edited by Andrew Hardy, Mauro Cucarzi and Patrizia Zolese
NUS Press, ISBN: 978-9971-69-451-7
Available at Amazon.com
Archaeology in Vietnam is quite vibrant – just take a look at this site and see how much archaeology news comes out of Vietnam. Besides the news, however, it’s quite hard to find any literature about the archaeology of Vietnam in English because most of the literature is in Vietnamese. Which is why Champa and the Archaeology of My Son (Vietnam) is quite refreshing. This volume, hopefully the first of many, presents the results of a joint Italian and Vietnamese team working at My Son and about Champa in general.
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