Artefacts of UNESCO-listed My Son Sanctuary go digital

Wednesday, 2018-01-17 16:27:15
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A bird's-eye view of the My Son Sanctuary
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NDO - More than one thousand artefacts discovered during the excavation and renovation of towers in the My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO heritage site in central Vietnam, have been digitalised.

The effort was completed with the assistance of experts from Italy and India, the site’s management said.

The artefacts include statues, bricks, tiles and other objects used for the construction of Cham towers in the complex, which is located in Quang Nam province, also home to another UNESCO heritage site, the ancient town of Hoi An.

Phan Ho, head of the management board, said that the digitalisation is one of the notable results of an international cooperation effort to protect the world heritage site.

He added that digitalised objects will make work easier for restoration workers in the future to look up the original artefacts.

The My Son Sanctuary, a complex of over 70 Hindu tower temples built by the ancient kingdom of Champa between the 4th and 13th centuries, was recognised as a world heritage site in 1999.

Many of the monuments were damaged during the war, but conservation work has been carried out and the remaining towers have been maintained and are well-preserved.

The ruins of My Son