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My Son. Restoration of a Group E monument.
7th-8th c Vietnamese Cham Architecture

VIETNAMESE MEDIEVAL Anonymous (c. 300 - 1500) Primary
c. 600-800
7th-8th c
Brick
Cham
Temple
My Son. Quang Nam Province. Vietnam.
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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. Group G is being restored in 2011.

Caption: VIETNAMESE|My Son. Restoration of a Group E monument. |c. 600-800

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