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My Son site. B5 Tower. Repository for Treasures. Corbelled interior of tower.
10th c Vietnamese Cham My Son A1 Architecture

CHAM (VIETNAMESE) Anonymous (aka Champa Anonymous) (c. 100 - c. 1700) Primary
c. 900-1000
10th c
Cham My Son A1
My Son. Quang Nam Province. Vietnam.
The name My Son means "beautiful mountain" and it symbolizes the sacred Hindu mountain Mt. Meru.Over 70 temples and tombs have been identified at My Son, which was the major religious and cultural center of Champa in Central Vietnam for many centuries. Following the conquest of Champa by the Viet the compex fell into disuse and was forgotten. Early 20th century French archaeologists who discovered the site divided the ruins into groups which they named alphbetically. The French began to restore the site in 1937, including the major temple known as A1. Group A was almost entirely destroyed by American carpet bombing during the Veitnam war. UNESCO named My Son a World Heritage Site in 1999.

Caption: CHAM (VIETNAMESE) |My Son site. B5 Tower. Repository for treasures.Corbelled interior of tower. |c. 900-1000

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