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    Indo-China's only museum of ancient Cham culture has recently been re-opened in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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    SV PULL BACK TO GV of Exterior of Museum in Da Nang, Vietnam.
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    SV PULL BACK TO GV of enclosed gardens
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    Tourists walking round statuary (2 shots)
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    SV INT. PULL BACK to GV Elephant statue
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    SV's people in museum viewing stone statues (4 shots)
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    SCU's of statue (head)
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    SV's people looking at statues (3 shots)
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    GV and PULL BACK Exterior of museum
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    Background: Indo-China's only museum of ancient Cham culture has recently been re-opened in Da Nang, Vietnam.

    SYNOPSIS: The museum is housed in an elegant nineteenth century building designed by the architect Tan. It is a fitting setting for the treasures of Cham culture which stretches back to 192 AD (Anno Domini).

    Tourists have flocked to the museum to admire the statuary which shows the Indian origins of Cham culture. Sanskrit was the sacred language and the civilisation flourished until its virtual eclipse at the end of the fifteenth century in wars with Vietnam. The collection of treasures from ancient pagodas and palaces includes sculpture and ornaments. It was assembled by curator Nguen Suan Dong who has been collecting exhibits for years and is a noted expert.

    The Vietnamese Government helps maintain the museum and its collection. Future generations will be able to walk the tree-lined courtyards and admire exhibits from one of South-East Asia's oldest civilisations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABIKUHGDCJXGU4X8QNK66853KD
    Media URN:
    VLVABIKUHGDCJXGU4X8QNK66853KD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
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    N/A

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