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  • Last post for the year! I am on holiday so I wasn’t intending to post anything until I returned but am currently in Tangier at the moment, and a short walk away from my hotel is the tomb of Ibn Battuta, a 14th century Moroccan scholar and geographer who in his time made many trips around the known world, including parts of Southeast Asia. He wrote about his travels to Sumatra, Melaka and possibly Vietnam or Philippines. His accounts can be found in his seminal work A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling (تحفة النظار في غرائب الأمصار وعجائب الأسفار, or The Travels for short) #southeastasianarchaeology #morocco #tangier #ibnbatuta #explorer #southeastasia #tomb #medina
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#archaeology #archeology #ibnbattuta #traveller #travelblogger #sumatra #aceh #melaka #muslim #explorer #southeastasia #literature #grave #travel
  • Happening this evening in Siem Reap! The kiln and smelter burnssss! Head down to the EFEO to see the replica dragon kiln and iron smelter at work at the On Fire! Experimental Archaeology festival. Sadly, I have to leave Siem Reap this evening, so I visited earlier in the day and also picked up a nice Buriram-style box that was fired in the kiln. #siemreap #cambodia #archaeology #efeo #experimentalarchaeology #dragonkiln #southeastasianarchaeology
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#kiln #smelter #archaeology #archeology #angkor #ancienttechnology #ceramics #metallurgy #smelting #reproduction #onfire #burning #ecolefrancaisedextremeorient  #visitsiemreap #visitcambodia #woodfire #iron #ironsmelting
  • Director-General of Unesco Audrey Azoulay addressing the audience this morning at the 25th anniversary of the International Coordinating Committee for Safeguarding and Development of Angkor. The audience includes a number of dignitaries including Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Minister of Culture Phoeurng Sackona, the Ambassadors from France and Japan, and international teams working in Angkor. #iccangkor #cambodia #siemreap #unesco #angkor #worktrip #southeastasianarchaeology
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#siemreapnet #international #archaeology #archeology #unescoworldheritage #apsaraauthority #conservation #preservation #historicalsite #cooperation #anniversary #angkortemples #angkorwat
  • Exploring Angkor Wat today I found a set of unfinished apsara/devata carvings on the north face of the temple. A reminder that the great temple wasn’t fully completed in the 12th century - some carvings resumed in the 16th. #angkor #cambodia #angkorwat #siemreap #apsara #devata #carving #unfinished #southeastasianarchaeology
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#basrelief #sculpture #art #temple #khmer #unescoworldheritage #unesco #travelcambodia #ancientarchitecture #cambodiatravel #angkortemples #angkorvat #southeastasia #archaeology #archeology
  • Back in Siem Reap for a regular work trip but I decided to arrive a few days earlier to play tourist. Haven’t been to Beng Melea in four years. It’s a probably- Vaishavite temple approximately 40 km east of Angkor, and an easy day trip from Siem Reap. The temple is left mostly in ruins and in the past you could clamber on the stones but today there is a wooden platform pathway that leads you through the south and west entrances and access is much more limited. Still, the ruins give an impression of actual ruins! #cambodia #angkor #siemreap #bengmelea #archaeologicalsite #temple #ruins #southeastasianarchaeology
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#archaeology #archeology #khmer #southeastasia #cambodiaarchaeology #worldheritage #temples #ancient #history #khmerempire #suryavarmanii #archeologicalsite #careerinruins #visitcambodia #travelcambodia #travelsiemreap #angkortemples
  • Facebook reminded me that today, nine years ago, I made a polecam rig - a camera attached to a 30’ telescopic carbon fibre pole to help me take photos of rock paintings on a cliff wall. I also ended up using it in Angkor (it’s the very first photo I posted on this account!) These days I have a drone which is much more portable, but there are much more restrictions on them too. Maybe it’s time to resurrect the polecam 🤔
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Yes, I basically made a giant selfie stick. Learn how to make one here:
http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/2009/11/26/pole-photography-tips/
#southeastasianarchaeology #universitisainsmalaysia #polecam #fieldwork #fieldgear #macgyver #polecamera #fieldhack
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#archaeology #archeology #rockart #southeastasia #fieldworkproblems #photography #photographyhacks #aerialphotography #oldschool #archaeologicalphotography #archaeologicalfieldwork
  • Gilimanuk in west Bali isn’t usually on the tourist map, but if you’re catching a ferry to Java it’s worth taking a short detour to the Gilimanuk Museum to see Bali’s earliest prehistoric remains. #bali #indonesia #gilimanuk #southeastasianarchaeology #bones #museum #prehistory
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#jar #burial #sitemuseum #archaeology #archeology #balibagus #visitindonesia #indonesiatravel #travelbali #baliindonesia #balinese #skeleton #gilimanukbali #arkeologi #southeastasia #southeastasiatravel
  • Last day of our rock art tour in Krabi - there are a number of sites on the cliff faces in the Phangnga Bay, all overlooking the sea and located in little niches. #southeastasianarchaeology #krabi #thailand #rockart #dronie #boat #aoluk
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#archaeology #archeology #southeastasia #caveart #cavepaintings #drone #mavicair #amazingthailand #thailandinsider #thailandtravel #thailand_ig #thailandinstagram #dronestagram #dronephotography #dronevideos #cliff
  • Continuing on the rock art tour, we travelled to neighbouring Phang Nga province to visit a site that we knew about but didn’t have pictures of. The local community of Ban Hin Rom runs boat tours to the surrounding islands, including this site Ko Phra Ard Tao, which has several interesting pictures of dolphins, and a ‘treasure map’ - a series of line drawings found some 5-7 m off the floor. Here’s the footage from the drone climbing up the cliff face. #southeastasianarchaeology #phangnga #phangabay #thailand #rockart #drone #dronestagram #aerialphotography
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#cavepainting #caveart #southeastasia #archaeology #archeology #archaeologicalsite #prehistoric #fieldwork #cliff #amazingthailand #visitthailand #travelthailand #treasuremap

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