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India funds USD 2.2 million to restore My Son Relics Complex

April 26, 2017 | 15:47

(VNF) - A USD 2,66 million restoration project which India funds USD 2.2 million will be carried out in the My Son Relics Complex, the central province of Quang Nam.

(VNF) - A USD 2,66 million restoration project which India funds USD 2.2 million will be carried out in the My Son Relics Complex, the central province of Quang Nam.

The project is planned to span a 5-year cycle.

According to Mr. Phan Ho, Chairman of the Management Board of the My Son Relics Complex, Indian and Vietnamese experts are carrying out the excavation, preparing specific restoration plans to the K and H Tower areas.

India funds USD 2.2 million to restore My Son Relics Complex

My Son tower-temple complex. (Source: mysonsanctuary.com.vn)

During the excavation of the H and K Towers, Indian experts and associates discovered many valuable objects such as two human body sculptures, a lion head sculpture and other terracotta artifacts buried under the feet of ancient towers. These artifacts are identified dating to the 11th to 12th century.

My Son relic complex was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Its tower clusters were constructed over ten consecutive centuries in what was the heart of the Champa kingdom.

The towers of the My Son sanctuary are the most significant constructions of the My Son civilization. Constructed in fired brick and decorated with sandstone bas-reliefs that depict scenes from the Hindu mythology, they show a wide range of architectural designs.

Besides being considered evidence of the Cham’s sophisticated engineering and construction skills, My Son also represents the spiritual faith of the Champa kingdom./.

Translated by Chau Pham