Quarry for Ho Citadel stone found

Archaeologists have discovered the quarry used for processing the stone to build the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province.

Quarry at the Xuan Dai mountains, Vietnam Net 20121226
Quarry at the Xuan Dai mountains, Vietnam Net 20121226

Ancient quarry to build Ho Dynasty Citadel discovered
Vietnam Net, 26 December 2012
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Musée du quai Branly to exhibit indigenous Philippine art

The Musée du quai Branly in Paris will host an exhibition next year featuring the indigenous art of the Philippines.

Musée du quai Branly, Paris,  France

PH indigenous art for display in Paris
Manila Standard Today, 25 December 2012
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Preah Vihear sees 90,000 visitors in first 11 months of 2012

Preah Vihear sees a dramatic rise in visitors this year with close to 90,000 visitors in the first 11 months of this year.

Preah Vihear, Phnom Penh Post, 20121214
Preah Vihear, Phnom Penh Post, 20121214

Preah Vihear Temple sees dramatic rise in tourists
Phnom Penh Post, 14 December 2012

Big increase in tourism at Preah Vihear
Bangkok Post, 14 December 2012
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Recent finds from Binh Thuan Province

The director of the Binh Thuan Province Museum in Vietnam talks about their recent archaeological finds from the Champa period.

Po Tam Tower in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam Net 20121213
Po Tam Tower in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam Net 20121213

Relics unravel Cham history
Vietnam Net, 13 December 2012
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Cambodian looting case turns spotlight on collector

For those following the story about the Koh Ker Statues, the New York Times has a feature on the art collector who was identified in the court documents as the person who facilitated the sale of the statues.

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Claims of Looting Shadow Expert in Khmer Art
New York Times, 12 December 2012
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Buried Spitfires to be excavated next month

Researchers from the UK believe they have found the Spitfires planes from World War II buried near the Yangon airport and are ready to excavate them next month, after a lengthy process of investigation and negotiation.

Investigators David Cundall, Dr Roger Clark and Dr Adam Booth at the Imperial War Museum. The Irrawady 20121211
Investigators David Cundall, Dr Roger Clark and Dr Adam Booth at the Imperial War Museum. The Irrawady 20121211

Quest for Hidden Spitfires Nears Completion
The Irrawady, 11 December 2012
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Seminar on the Pyu raises ethnic tensions

A recent seminar on the archaeology of the Pyu, a group of city-states located in central Myanmar, raises some controversy because of suggestions that they once dominated the Mon city-states of lower Myanmar. This tension between the relations between the Pyu and Mon people have led to calls for better research into the archaeology of the Mon and the Pyu.

Excavations at Sru Ksetra, Myanmar Time 20121210
Excavations at Sru Ksetra, Myanmar Time 20121210

Pyu seminar restarts Mon debate
Myanmar Times, 10 December 2012
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