6th century statue found in Kampong Speu

A statue of Vishnu was unearthed in Kampong Speu province, dating to the 6th or 7th century. The statue may be related to the Funan Period of Cambodia’s past.

6th century statue found in Kampong Speu, Phnom Penh Post 20120831
6th century statue found in Kampong Speu, Phnom Penh Post 20120831

Kampong Speu dig turns up unexpected treasure
Phnom Penh Post, 31 Aug 2012
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Archaeologists win award for investigations at Oc Eo site

Three Vietnamese archaeologists have won a prestigious Vietnamese award for their work in investigating the Oc Eo culture in southern Vietnam.

They dig history
Thanh Nien News, 13 November 2009
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10 more days to visit Vietnam: From Myth to Modernity

I’m back in Singapore for the weekend and one of the items on my to-do list was to visit the Vietnam: From Myth to Modernity exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum. When this exhibition first opened, I had only just started my stint up north, so I was glad to finally have been able to catch this exhibition before it closed at the end of this month. If you’ve been a loyal reader of this blog, you would have realised that by far, Vietnam is the most prolific country in terms of archaeological news that gets published here – this is in part because Vietnam’s archaeological heritage is quite varied and multi-layered. I haven’t visited Vietnam myself, and I reckon it’d take me at least three or four trips to see everything that I want to see. In this respect, this exhibition did quite a good job in revealing the breadth of Vietnam’s history from prehistory to modernity through the country’s artifacts. Read on to discover Vietnam’s archaeological heritage.


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