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A panel of experts from around the world will survey the damage done to the ancient capital Ayutthaya by the recent floods to decide on recommendations and best practices to help repair the damaged sites.

Flooding at Ayutthaya, The Nation 20111129

Experts to check sites at Ayutthaya
The Nation, 29 November 2011

our experts from UNESCO will survey the flood-damaged ancient sites of Ayutthaya this week, Fine Arts Department director-general Somsuda Leeyavanich said yesterday.

Two experts from Japan (one for water management and another for ancient site restoration), plus an expert on wall painting from Italy and an expert on water management from Holland would join Unesco Thailand in surveying and restoring flood-damaged ancient sites.

They would study the restoration of ancient sites in Bangkok before inspecting Ayutthaya’s World Heritage Sites such as the Portuguese Village, Phom Phet fort, Wat Chaiwattanaram and the reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam in Ayutthaya Historic Park over the next two days.

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

Website: http://www.SoutheastAsianArchaeology.com

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