At the Bakong, conservators work to restore recent Buddhist paintings

The Phnom Penh Post features an unusual form of conservation going on at the Bakong in Angkor – that of 19th and 20th century Buddhhist paintings on the walls of working monasteries.

Restoring history through art
Phnom Penh, 16 July 2010
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Academics band to discuss 'Ramayana Trail'

Academics in Sri Lanka are holding a symposium to discuss the country’s efforts to promote Sri Lanka as part of the ‘Ramayana Trail‘.

‘Ramayana Trail’ in focus again
Asian Tribune, 13 July 2010
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WSJ reviews the Gods of Angkor at the Smithsonian

The Wall Street Journal reviews the Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia exhibition now on display at the Arthur Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian.

Cambodia’s Bronze Mettle
Wall Street Journal, 15 July 2010
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Cache of Buddha statues found in cave

Cambodian villagers make a startling find while sourcing for rocks to quarry: a cache of over 80 Buddha statues hidden in a cave. The article does not mention the age of the caves.

Villagers discover lost statues
Phnom Penh Post, 12 July 2010
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Cambodia celebrates anniversary of Preah Vihear listing

Cambodia celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the listing of Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage Site. The listing of the temple, which borders Thailand was, and still is, a point of contention between Thailand and Cambodia because the borders between the two countries in the vicinity of the temple have not been fixed.
Festivities celebrate temple
Phnom Penh Post, 08 July 2010
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Myanmar seeks to trace origins through archaeology

A recent symposium in Myanmar archaeologists reviews the archaeological evidence for the origins of Myanmar and to answer questions of migration patterns into the country in the ancient past.

Myanmar Makes Archaeological Research To Prove Origin Of Myanmar
Bernama, 07 July 2010
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Calls for protection, nomination and more research at Bujang Valley

Plans are bing made to nominate the Bujang Valley in Kedah as a World Heritage Site, as a result of archaeological work carried out there over the last 20 years; at the same time, researchers are calling for the protection of sites and expansion of research questions to better understand what went on in Kedah in the early centuries AD.
New Discoveries At Bujang Valley To Be Nominated For Heritage Status
Bernama, 06 July 2010

Declare Sungai Batu Area National Heritage Site – Researcher
Bernama, 07 July 2010

In-Depth Studies Needed To Establish Bujang Valley’s Early History – Archeologists
Bernama, 07 July 2010

The Bujang Valley rises at last
The Sun, 08 July 2010
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Sa Huynh and Cham artefacts found in Central Vietnam

Nhan Dan news reports to separate finds from Vietnam’s Quang Ngai Province.

Sa Huynh artefacts, ancient Cham tower found in central Vietnam
Nhan Dan, 06 July 2010
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