On the morning of August 21, the Cham Museum published the initial results of the excavation of Cham Monument in Phong Le Village, Hoa Tho Dong Ward, Cam Le District.

After three excavations, archaeologists have discovered many stone artifacts, precious objects such as bricks and tiles and architectural decoration of sandstone, Champa raw ceramics which are mainly animal statues such as circular statues lioness of stone (relatively intact, length 0.44 meters, width 0.45 meter, height 1.09 meter), elephant sculpture base (not intact, with length 0, 8 meter, width 0.5 meter, height 0.34 meter), the top of the tower with 4 specimens, the quartz stone goddess gray.

In addition, the excavation also found many pieces of porcelain in the Tong Dynasty being very thin white bone, white glaze blue. It is the debris of ritual objects used in rituals such as those found at Champa Temple in central Vietnam.

According to archaeologists, the results of the excavation of the Cahm Phong Le Monument in 2018 clarified a part of the overall architectural plan of the temple with the architectural, sculptural and religious characteristics of the Champa people. However, it is still necessary to continue to excavate the south of the relics to clarify the premises, architectural features based on the discovered artifacts to open some exploration wells in the north, south, west to get the deep research on relics.

Peter Kastain is a travel blogger and an explorer based in Hanoi. After spending 2 years traveling around Southeast Asia, he found his love in the culture, landscapes, and people of Vietnam. His goal is to introduce the beauty of Vietnam to people around the world - the beauty which is so special through his eyes


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