Sites & cities that bear the name of Ban Chiang

Ban Chiang

Today in : Thailand
First trace of activity : ca. 22nd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3rd century C.E
Recorded names : บ้านเชียง

Description : Ban Chiang (Thai: บ้านเชียง, pronounced [bâːn tɕʰīa̯ŋ]) is a renowned archaeological site in Nong Han District, Udon Thani Province, Thailand. It has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1992. Discovered in 1966, the site attracted enormous publicity due to its attractive red painted pottery. It gained additional international attention when the United States Department of Justice developed a major case, beginning in 2003, concerning the smuggling of Ban Chiang antiquities.

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