Dragon-shaped mould unearthed at Cay Me kiln

Many ancient Champa ceramics and more than 5,000 broken items dating back 700 years ago were found at Cay Me kiln.


This is the outcome of the excavation process conducted in the past 20 days in Nhon My commune of An Nhon town.

The archeologists also found a dragon-shaped mould originated from the 15th century.

Last month, the Department of Culture and Information of Binh Dinh Province was approved to excavate an ancient pottery kiln of the Champa culture.

The 400 sq.m site of Cay Me kiln located at Dai Binh Commune, in Nhon My Town, dating back to the era of the Vijaya royal dynasty in the 11th -15th century.

The exvacation helped experted to learn about ancient tools and ceramic production technology, Binh Dinh pottery products in the Vijaya royal dynasty.

Binh Dinh Museum has found he Cham ethnic group's ancient ceramic ovens along the river bank of Con in 1990, including Go Sanh, Cay Me and Truong Cuu pottery production centers in An Nhon town.

Since then, local scientists have co-ordinated with international experts to excavate relic sites.

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