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Museums swap Cham objects

Update: September, 21/2012 - 10:03

HA NOI (VNS)— The Ha Noi-based Viet Nam National Museum of History and the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculptures will exchange artefacts to enhance their collections, according to Da Nang City People's Committee.

The history museumwill give the Da Nang museum a statue of Buddha's head in Dong Duong style, named after Dong Duong Village in the central province of Quang Nam, where Cham antiquities influenced by Buddhism can be found.

The Da Nang museum will provide eight artefacts from the 10th-12th centuries to fulfil the history museum's collection of Cham fertility objects.

The Champa Kingdom ruled the central coast of modern-day Viet Nam between the fourth and 13th centuries.

Cham culture, including towers, folk songs, dances and traditional festivals, are an important part of Viet Nam's cultural diversity.-VNS

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