More than 1,500 objects excavated from My Son Sanctuary

More than 1,500 archaeological objects have been discovered and excavated My Son Sanctuary during a 10-year restoration project.

Tower area under restoration at My Son Sanctuary  On December 16, a meeting was held at My Son Sanctuary to review project implementation in the period between 2003-2013.

Tower area under restoration at My Son Sanctuary On December 16, a meeting was held at My Son Sanctuary to review project implementation in the period between 2003-2013.

An advanced database has been set up there to help manage and classify the objects.

Katherine Muller Marin, Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam, said the restoration project is being carried out with the cooperation of the Vietnamese and Italian governments under the coordination of UNESCO.

At the review meeting, UNESCO experts also made specific recommendations to the Quang Nam Province People’s Committee as well as local heritage management agencies on the repair and restoration activities at museums and heritage sites.

According to the experts, it is necessary to give the My Son Sanctuary Management Board more authority.

The My Son temple complex is regarded as one of the foremost Cham temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of its kind in Vietnam. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobudur of Java in Indonesia, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Bagan of Myanmar and Ayutthaya of Thailand. As of 1999, My Son has been recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

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