Champa Ruins Found in Binh Dinh Province

The foundations of temples and towers, pillars and broken pieces of stone Naga statues and Chinese porcelains were unearthed in an archeological excavation at the Binh Lam Champa Tower in Tuy Phuoc District of Binh Dinh Province.

 
Artifacts unearthed in the archeological exvacation at the Binh Lam Champa Tower

Dr. Bui Chi Hoang of the Southern Academy of Social Sciences, leader of the excavation team, said 91 broken pieces of round and Naga stone statues were unearthed in the area in front of the tower.

Broken pieces of building materials made of Chinese ceramic in Han, Tang, Ming and Quin dynasties and of Go Sanh potteries of Binh Dinh Province were also found.

Among the ruins excavated were vestiges of temple and tower foundations and the base of towers made of bricks, engraved with various images and motifs of Garuda, king of birds in Hindu mythology, and lions.

The excavation was being jointly carried out between July 1 and September 30 by the Binh Dinh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Southern Social Sciences Academy. 

By Ng. Thai – H. Trong – Translated by Phuong Lan

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