(QNO) - While excavating and restoring the tower Groups of K and H at the My Son Sanctuary (Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province), the group of Indian archaeological experts and their Vietnamese partners have unexpectedly discovered an ancient road and walls underground. However, the questions of how long the ancient road is and when it was built remain a secret. Besides, these experts have found several valuable objects at the foot of the ancient towers such as two stone lion-man statues and terra-cotta items dating back to the 11th-12th centuries.
The road is 8 metres in width and between two parallel walls built with terra-cotta bricks. Initially, the ancient road is believed to lead to the ceremony sphere at the My Son Sanctuary. According to Le Viet Thang- a technician from My Son Sanctuary World Cultural Heritage Management Board and group’s member of My Son Sanctuary conservation, the finding is very interesting and valuable.
Some pictures of excavation and restoration at My Son Sanctuary:
|A tower is under excavation and restoration|
|An ancient road leading to the K tower|
|50m of the ancient walls…|
|A stone lion-man statue|