Another article on the destruction of archaeological sites of Mrauk U in Western Myanmar. There is also a photo gallery of the destruction of sites in Narinjara, and it is reported that the construction company has been very sensitive to people taking photos and videos of the site.
Mrauk U Pagodas Damaged by Railroad Construction
The Irrawady, 24 November 2010
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The Honolulu Academy of Arts is hosting an exhibition on Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art until January 9. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has a review of the exhibition, but the article misspells William Solheim’s name.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva reaffirmed his country’s position on Preah Vihear at a recent meeting with the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, opposing Cambodia’s intention to develop the disputed territory near the temple.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Tourism Sports and Culture is embarking on a massive project to digitally scan buildings and objects with a 3D laser scanner to create virtual models of all its historic and archaeological treasures.
Archaeological sites and buildings at the Arakanese city of Mrauk U are being destroyed to make way for a railway line that cuts through the city’s main archaeological zone. So far, there has been little response by the central government to appeals by local politicians and monks. [Thanks to Dr Pamela Gutman for the news]
Archaeological Sites Bulldozed for Railroad Construction in Arakan
Narinjara.com, 18 November 2010