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MY SON SANCTUARY

The religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom

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Realized by Matthieu Corageoud, Luis E. Hernández, Petu Ibiza, Andrew Furphy and Dana Wright
Videos
Realized by Patrice Gaucher with DJI Phanthom 2 Vision
  • My Son Temple A1 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Group B (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple B1 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple B2 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple B3 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple B5 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • Interior of the Temple B5 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple B6 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • Interior of the Temple B6 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple C1 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple C2 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temples C 7-6-5 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple D1 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple D2 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple E7  (MAURIZIO BORIANI - 2006)
  • My Son Temple E7 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Group F  (MAURIZIO BORIANI - 2006)
  • My Son Temple F1  (MAURIZIO BORIANI - 2006)
  • My Son Group G  (MAURIZIO BORIANI - 2006)
  • My Son Group G (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
  • My Son Temple G1 (ELISABETTA SUSANI - 2014)
PHOTOS
Photoreportage realized by Maurizio Boriani and Elisabetta Susani
  • AGNI - My Son B, 10th century (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • DIKPALA or guardian of the direction - A1 Temple,
                                  X century (Museum of Vietnamese history Ho Chi Minh City)
  • DURGA - My Son E4, 10th-11th century (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • STANDING GANESH - My Son E1 style, late 7th century (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • GANESH - My Son E5, 7th century (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • ISANA - My Son B, 10th century (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • My Son A, 10th-12th century (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • SHIVA - Pediment with Shiva Nataraja,  My Son C1, ca VIII century  (My Son Hall D1)
  • PEDESTAL - My Son E1, 7th century, (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • PEDESTAL - My Son E1, 7th century, (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • RAVANA - Pediment with Ravana shaking mount Kailasha, early VIII century, My Son F1 (My Son Hall D2)
  • SHIVA - My Son C1, E1 style, VIII century, (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
  • SHIVA - Pediment with Shiva dancing on a lotus flower, My Son Kalan H1 end of the XII century. (My Son Hall D2)
  • SHIVA - Statue of Shiva, My Son Kalan A’4 - VIII century (My Son Hall D1)
  • SKANDA - My Son B3, 10th century (Quang Nam - Museum of Cham Sculpture - Danang, Vietnam)
Works of art
Museum of Cham Sculpture, Danang
Museum of Vietnamese history, HCMC
Museum My Son (Hall D1 and D2)

IN-DEPTH INFO

UNESCO WHL

In 1999, the My Son Sanctuary was inscribed in the World Heritage List, under Criterion (ii) and Criterion (iii).

Criterion (ii): The My Son Sanctuary is an exceptional example of cultural interchange, with an indigenous society adapting to external cultural influences, notably the Hindu art and architecture of the Indian sub-continent.

Criterion (iii): The Champa Kingdom was an important phenomenon in the political and cultural history of South – East Asia, vividly illustrated by the ruins of My Son.
DRAWINGS

My Son was discovered by Henri Parmentier of the Archaeological Service of the Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient in 1898, who also directed numerous research and restoration campaigns in the area.

Caractères Généraux de l’Architecture Chame’, BEFEO, 1901, pp. 245-258
Les monuments du cirque de My Son, BEFEO, 1904, pp. 805-890
Rapport sur la création d’un musée Cham, BCAI, 1908, pp. 89-94
Inventaire Descriptif des Monuments Cams de l’Annam, Tome I – Description des Monuments, Paris, Leroux, 1909
Inventaire Descriptif des Monuments Cams de l’Annam, Tome II – L’étude de l’art Cam, Paris, Leroux, 1918
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Archeologia Viva
N. 169-2015 (Gennaio-Febbraio)
Elisabetta Susani, Champa e il cuore del Vietnam

M. Boriani, S. Premoli, EWCE Archaeosites. A sustainible project at My Son sanctuary in Viet Nam. The East West Economic Corridor Archaeological Sites. A Challenge for Development Based on Cultural Heritage. Cuneo, Araba fenice, 2012

A. Hardy, M. Cucarzi, P. Zolese, Champa and the Archaeology of My So'n (Vietnam), Singapore, NUS Press, 2009

Association Francaise des Amis de l'Orient, Le Musée de Sculpture Cam de Da Nang, Paris, AFAO, 1997

E. Aymonier, Légendes historiques des chames, Excursions et Reconnaissances BEFEO, XIV n. 32, pp. 145-206, 1890
EVENTS

Tourisma 2015
XI Incontro Nazionale di Archeologia Viva

Elisabetta Susani, Ritorno al Vietnam: l’apertura al turismo e la rinascita del patrimonio culturale