18 August 2007 (Nhan Dan, Viet Nam News) – An ancient Cham citadel is discovered in Southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, along with some ceramic finds.

Ancient Cham citadel relics discovered

Archaeologists have unearthed relics of an ancient Cham citadel of thousands of years of age, which were buried about 1.5 m deep underground.

The site, located in Go Cat village, Phuoc Thuan commune, Xuyen Moc district in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, holds relics of a 400 m long and 300 m wide citadel built of laterite bricks.

Scientists from the Archaeological Centre under the Southeastern Institute of Social Sciences and the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Museum said they have found a number of ceramic pieces and tools of Cham designs believed to date between 1,400 and 1,600 years ago.

Ancient Cham citadel found in Ba Ria

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Cham citadel in Xuyen Moc District in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Buried at a depth of 1-1.5m in Go Cat Village, the brick citadel is 400m long and 300m wide and appears to have been built 1,400-1,600 years ago.

The experts from the southeastern region Archaeology Centre and the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province General Museum also found several fragments of pottery items and tools.

They are seeking permission to carry out a comprehensive exploration of the site in mid-2008.

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