Wednesday Rojak #53 – Lego and archaeology

This edition of rojak is an eclectic mix of tantalizing speculations about the hobbit’s role in linguistics, videos from Java and lego archaeology.

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photo credit: kennymatic

  • Did contact with the hobbits lead to a simplification of Austronesian languages in Flores? Bjørn Østman expands on this interesting, but unprovable idea.
  • The James Family who are taking a round-the-world tour spend a day in Angkor Wat.
  • Take a walk through ancient Majapahit in this video of the Bajang Ratu gate in Trowulan.
  • Andy pays tribute to Choun Nhiem, the sweeper of Ta Prohm.
  • The 400-year-old Cebu Cathedral gets an interior refurbish – check out the grand new altar in the Heritage of Cebu blog.
  • It had to happen sometime, after all, there was Lego Indiana Jones, wasn’t there? Someone’s put a cute set of photos on lego archaeology.

In this series of ocassional rojaks (published on Wednesdays) I feature other sites in the blogosphere that are related to archaeology in Southeast Asia. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me!


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

5 thoughts on “Wednesday Rojak #53 – Lego and archaeology”

  1. Hehehehe!! I got all the Indiana Jones lego collection for Christmas!!! Yay!!! And last week two new sets were released and my boyfriend bought them for me!!! I have so much fun assembling the sets!!!!!

  2. I really like the Raiders of the Lost Ark set (the opening scene temple) and the trike set with Indy and Senior – unfortunately, I’ve got no space to host any Indy legos, cos they’ve all been taken up by the Batman legos!

  3. don’t have a wii, sadly. haven’t gotten the indy game yet, although i have played the batman one (I’ve probably painted myself as a batman fan now)

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