A 288-page book titled the Corpus of Inscriptions of Champa in English and Vietnamese, has been introduced at the Cham Sculpture Museum in Da Nang City.

According to the Saigon Giai phong (Liberated Saigon) daily, the book is the result of a three-year project conducted by the French School of the Far East , the Centre for Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Studies and the Da Nang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The joint team has collected the inscriptions on ancient steles, temples and relief and translated them from the ancient Cham language (Sanskrit) into English and Vietnamese.

Vo Van Thang, Director of the Da Nang ’s Cham Sculpture Museum said the book is invaluable as it features inscriptions of steles in various periods from the 7th to 15th century.

This is the most complete work so far in the field, giving precious information on the culture of the Champa Kingdom. -VNA