11 April 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – Cham-style pottery is unearthed at the My Son sanctuary, a Hindu temple complex, one of which contains an inscription of an old Chinese character. This also marks the 300th post on this blog. Hooray!
Ancient pottery unearthed at Vietnam World Heritage site
Italian and Vietnamese archeologists discovered Tuesday a red brick pottery piece thought to date back to the 18th century at a dig at Quang Nam provinceâ€™s My Son Sanctuary. The archeologists, from Italyâ€™s Lerici Foundation and Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information said the pottery surface was engraved with ancient Cham characters and an old Chinese character â€œChenâ€. This is the third pottery piece that contains the â€œChenâ€ character found in My Son since 2005, along with over 2,000 ancient Cham objects including stone, glass and ceramics, among others.