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Rare, 9th-century Shiva Linga found in Vietnam

May 28, 2020 10:47 IST

As a part of the ongoing restoration work in Vietnam's Cham temple complex, the Archaeological Survey of India unearthed a rare Monolithic sandstone Shiva Linga dating back to the 9th century. The discovery was shared by External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Twitter, who added that it reaffirmed the 'civilisational connect' between Vietnam and India. This is the fourth season of restoration being carried out at My Son by a four-member ASI team. My Son is a cluster of abandoned Hindu temples. This finding is believed to be the most magnificent among the six other Shiva Lingas, reportedly, found in the My Son complex earlier. In January, the Ministry of External affairs created a new Development Partnership Divison to undertake conservation projects abroad.

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