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Archaeological site yields new finds (April 11, 2003)

A great variety of surprising and interesting information about the Cat Tien archaeological site in Cat Tien district, Lam Dong province was discovered during the sixth excavation by the Archaeology Centre of the Ho Chi Minh City-based Social Science Institute.

It took 40 days to complete the sixth excavation. At the mound No 6, archaeologists discovered the ruins of a brick structure of a square-shaped temple (3.35x3/35 metres). Its front had a semicircular shape, yet to be known before. At a depth of three metres, many pieces of gold were unearthed, carved with Brahmanist gods such as Shiva, Vishnu and Ganesa (human shape with elephant head) and, particularly, Buddha.

An oval-shaped box in silver (9x18 centimetres) was also found at the site. The top of the box was carved with a tiger and the inside of the box contained several lingas.

Not very far from the site, jar-shaped graves were found (the traditional way of burying dead people of fishermen), containing ash, charcoal and skeletons.

Having excavated the other site, the archaeologists found the ruins of another brick structure with the traces of yoni. Many other artefacts were also discovered during the excavation, including a brick-built conduit system and the ruins of a rectangular-shaped temple.

Doctor Bui Chi Hoang said the finds prove ancient fishermen in the Cat Tien area broadened relations and exchanges with foreigners thousands of years ago.

Reprinted with permission from Nhan Dan Newspaper


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