Pyu burial site excavated in Sri Ksetra

A Pyu burial site consisting of urns collected in a brick structure has been excavated in the ancient city of Sri Kesetra.

Burial at Sri Ksetra, Myanmar Times 20111114

Pyu burial site discovered at Sri Ksetra
The Myanmar Times, 14-20 November 2011

A burial site has been excavated in Bawbawgyi and Myinbarbu pagodas in the ancient Pyu city of Sri Ksetra in western Bago Region.

Excavation of the site began in September and has been led by the Department of Archeology, National Museum and Library under the Ministry of Culture, with the remains of a brick structure discovered northeast of the Yahannar temple.

Sri Ksetra is located in Hmaw Zar village, about five miles southeast of Pyay. It flourished as a major Pyu settlement from the fourth to ninth centuries AD, pre-dating the rise of Bagan in the 11th century.

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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.

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