Perak Man to return home

The remains of the 10,000-year-old Perak Man are to be eventually returned to the state in which it was found, after the necessary preparations are made.

Perak Man, New Straits Times 20121002
Perak Man, New Straits Times 20121002

‘Perak Man’ set to return home [Link no longer active]
New Straits Times, 02 October 2012

The skeletal remains of Perak Man, which are currently exhibited at the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur, are expected to be brought back to Lenggong Valley where they were unearthed in 1991.

State Industry, Investment, Entrepreneur Development, Tourism and Women Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Hamidah Osman said the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry had given the green light on the move which was proposed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

“The proposal to bring back ‘Perak Man’ was first initiated by Unesco when Lenggong Valley was declared a World Heritage site on July 1.

“Efforts are underway by Heritage Commissioner Professor Datuk Dr Zuraina Majid and the National Heritage Department to bring home Perak Man to the Lenggong Archaeological Museum for display. We are targeting it for next year.”

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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 “Perak Man to return home”

  1. >preparations such as to provide a conducive containment unit with regulated temperature to preserve the skeletal remains needed to be addressed first before the ‘Perak Man’ could be brought back to Lenggong…….
    Why can’t they use the current ‘containment unit’ to transfer and then house the bones?

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