The Champa Kingdom was formed as a development from southern Vietnam's Sa Huynh culture, together with strong cross-cultural absorptions from the great civilizations of India, China, Dai Viet, Oc Eo-Phu Nam, and the Southeast Asian region. Champa's enduring life was an active and continuously developing presence in the area of Vietnam from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan provinces from 192 AD to 1832 AD under a range of different names including Lam Am, Hoan Vuong, Chiem Thanh and Champa. In its historic past, the Champa Kingdom had a highly developed economy and socio-cultural life. The great material legacy of the Champa people takes the form of a wonderful array of terra cotta temples and exquisite stone artefacts in the form of statues and relief sculptures. The Museum's collection of almost 100 fine Champa artefacts includes two types: stone sculptures (inscriptions, statues, and reliefs) and metal objects (ritual materials and jewelries) dating from the 7th to 16th centuries AD, richly reflecting the daily life, religion and beliefs of the Champa people in historic times.