Lenggong artefacts on show in Paris

The Malaysian Department of Heritage is organising a five-day exhibition that started on Tuesday on the heritage of Malaysia at the Unesco offices in Paris. Among the exhibits featured are artefacts from the Lenggong valley. It looks like the government is selling the 1.8 million year-old date – does anyone know if a paper has been published on it yet?

Unesco to show Lenggong Valley artefacts
New Straits Times, 14 February 2012

The uniqueness of Malaysia’s heritage, including Perak’s Lenggong Valley artefacts, will be displayed at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) headquarters in Paris, beginning today.
The five-day exhibition, organised by the Department of National Heritage, will be officiated by Information, Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

In a statement yesterday, the ministry said the exhibition portrayed the depth of Malaysian heritage which went as far back as 1.8 million years, in the Lenggong Valley.

Full story here.

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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.

One thought on “Lenggong artefacts on show in Paris”

  1. I wonder if the Perak Man bones will be going to Paris. And I wonder if UNESCO will question the 1.8 m years.

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