Last post for the year

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So I’m enjoying my year-end break a little too much… and I’ll resume normal postings with the new year, once I get settled down again. For the last post of the year, here’s a roundup of the stories from the past two weeks. Happy new year!



  • The Jakarta Globe shines the spotlight on Sukuh and Cetho, two temples in Central Java.
  • The Bangkok Post reviews a new book on Borobudur.



  • The famous Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun, has been declared safe after post-flooding inspections.
  • Unesco affirms its support for the restoration of Ayutthaya.


  • The Thai Binh Province Museum gets a US Ambassador’s grant to restore some wooden artefacts.

No updates this week

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Sorry for the lack of updates this week dear readers, I am taking a little holiday in Vietnam. I hope to be back with the news sometime next week. Happy Holidays (and Christmas, if you celebrate it)!

Categories: Personal

Metal age burial site discovered in Myanmar

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Archaeologists have unearthed a large metal age cemetery, with at least 35 individuals, thought to be from the Bronze or Iron age in the Mandalay region of Myanmar.

Burial in Gyogon Village, Pyawbwe Township. Myanmar Times 20111212-18

Pre-Pyu era remains uncovered in Pyawbwe township
The Myanmar Times, 12-18 December 2011
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