Mark from the All Points East Travel blog writes about Nang Sida, a ruined temple just walking distance from the more famous, world-heritage listed Wat Phu in Laos.
Nang Sida would probably have been quite an impressive little temple in it’s day but is now in a rather sad state with the totally collapsed main tower now being impressive just for the sheer size of the pile of fallen sandstone blocks: it must have been a pretty tall tower when still standing! The eastern entrance porch, to what would have been the main shrine, is still relatively intact; there’s the remains of an outer enclosure wall and very long causeway but what saves the site for the casual visitor is probably the setting with the wooded hills behind forming a picturesque backdrop.
Hukay is the Journal for Archaeological Research in Asia and the Pacific. It accepts articles on the archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and heritage of the Asia and Pacific regions. Papers may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed by three specialists from a pool of international scholars. Reviewers’ comments and suggestions are forwarded to the author(s), who should implement them in the final version of the paper.
I featured the Kerdomnel Khmer Foundation magazine website last week, and this message is from their founder Dr Chen Chanratana. Please help if you can!
KERDOMNEL KHMER FOUNDATION FOR CAMBODIAN CULTURE
KERDOMNEL KHMER GROUP (KDNK) just created a “Kerdomnel Khmer Foundation”, supported by H.E Khieu Kanharith, minister of Information of Cambodia, the honor president of this foundation, for collecting of all donations and contributions from both Cambodian and international community around the world, in order to we could start the projects for the activities of preservation and conservation of Cambodian culture and heritage.
Your contribution will helps us for many things to realize KDNK’s works for many year of project plan such as: documenting and reporting of old artists, musicians, researching for publishing in Kerdomnel Khmer Magazine, the first magazine of art and archaeology in Cambodia…etc.
For donate to KDNK Foundation and for more information, please contact to KDNK’s members.
The Philippine National Museum announced that they will excavate two more balanghai (balangay) boats in Butuan City. 3 out of the original 9 found were first excavated in 1986 and the oldest dates to the 4th century.
The Sarawak Museum announced a plan to repatriate a set of bones from the Niah Cave that were placed in the custody of the University of Nevada, Los Vegas (the article writes Los Angeles?) in the 1960s.