New book presents latest on the archaeology of the My Son Sanctuary

A new book on the Champa sacred site of My Son in Vietnam has been published, featuring the latest research by a number of Vietnamese and international scholars. My Son was a major Cham-Hindu religious centre between the 4th and 13th century and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can pre-order the book here.

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Viet Nam News, 27 November 2008

The most comprehensive historical and archaeological assessment of the My Son heritage site to date has been gathered in a newly published book titled Champa and the Archaeology of My Son.

The book, which was published with the support of the Italian Embassy in Ha Noi, features the history of the Champa Kingdom. This kingdom was heavily influenced by Indian culture and is of Malayo-Polynesian origins. It controlled what is now southern and central Viet Nam from approximately the seventh century through to 1832. My Son was a Hindu temple complex within the kingdom, located in what is known today as Duy Xuyen District in the central province of Quang Nam.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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