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.
Vietnam Net, 21 May 2017:
Hundreds of artefacts that have been stored in a temple in Da Nang will go on display in Vietnam’s first Buddhist culture museum.
Buddhist antiques displayed in Da Nang
Viet Nam News, 14 December 2015
Antique statues on display in Vietnam’s first Buddhist culture museum
Thanh Nien News, 15 December 2015
Hundreds of Buddhist antiques which have been stored in a temple in Da Nang City for many years will be exhibited to the public on December 24 for the first time.
The municipal People’s Committee decided to establish the Buddhist Cultural Museum as a place to display the antiques in the Quan The Am Temple, Ngu Hanh Son District, by the end of 2014. This is the first Buddhist Culture Museum in Viet Nam.
Huynh Dinh Quoc Thien, deputy director of the Da Nang Museum, said they accidentally discovered a “treasure-house” of about 500 objects, with more than 200 antiques which were assessed at the Quan The Am Temple.
“We sent experts to study this large number of antiques with assistance from the temple’s monks,” said Thien.
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.
Full story here.
An excavation at a communal house in Da Nang, in Central Vietnam, have uncovered a range of artefacts from the prehistoric period to the 18th century. Finds include artefacts from the Sa Huynh and Cham cultures.
Stone axes found in Da Nang
Viet Nam News, 01 June 2015
Valuable items of Sa Huynh Culture found in Da Nang
Viet Nam Net, 01 June 2015
An archeological team from Viet Nam Archaeology Institute found five stone axes believed to come from the 3,000-year-old Sa Huynh Culture at a Khue Bac communal house garden in the central city.
The communal house lies at the foot of the Ngu Hanh Son Mountains (Marble Mountains), 15km from the city centre.
Ho Tan Tuan, director of the city’s Heritage Management Centre, said yesterday that the team unearthed the axes on Wednesday while digging a second pit in the garden.
“The excavation, which began on May 16, provides more details on the appearance of the Sa Huynh Culture and the early Cham in the area,” Tuan said.
Archaeologists excavate the remains of a Cham tower near Da Nang.
A longer story on the Da Nang Cham tower that was first posted last week.
Cham tower foundation found [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 29 Aug 2012
The remains of a Cham Tower have been found in the city of Da Nang in Vietnam.
1,000-year-old Cham tower unearthed [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 24 August 2012
One of the more established tourist attractions in Da Nang is the Museum of Cham Sculpture at the corner of Trung Nu Vuong and 2 Thang 9 Streets. Almost a hundred years old, it houses a large sculpture collection from the Champa sites in the region (those that haven’t been looted or on display at some other faraway museum, that is).
Archaeologists excavate what may be the remains of a Cham Tower in the city of Da Nang in Central Vietnam.