(Cinet)- Museum of the central Binh Dinh province has announced the discovery of more than 600 precious items at Rung Cam (Forbidden Forest) site at Thu Thien Thuong village, Binh Nghi commune, Tay Son district during a recent archaeological excavation of Champa relics.
Binh Dinh is home to the largest number of Champa vestiges in the country, with 14 Cham towers under preservation and 52 other vestiges still neglected.
The excavated items are architectural decorations, remnants of ancient statues and a very rare bronze plate dating back to the 12th or 13th century.
The museum of the central Binh Dinh province is preserving two valuable items from the Champa culture that competent agencies seized from thieves during their illegal excavation in 1989. They are an embossment of God Mahishamardini and a round stone altar that looks like the bronze drum of the ancient Vietnamese.
According to Dinh Ba Hoa, Director of the museum, as many as 52 Champa ruins are scattered throughout the province, of which 10 are in Tay Son district.