The National Museum of Malaysia expects to receive 800,000 visitors this year, featuring three main exhibitions on masks of the world, Sabah and Sarawak, and poisonous snakes.
Officials in Myanmar will soon seek tenders to help renovate the Mandalay Palace to make it more tourist-friendly.
Renovation of Mandalay Palace could begin soon, official says
Eleven Myanmar, 25 January 2013
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A national museum to showcase the Malay daggers, the kris, will be built this year in Surakarta.
Surakarta to build museum to preserve kris tradition
Jakarta Post, 25 January 2013
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Another PNAS paper looks at how the sweet potato made its way from South America to Oceania prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Another interesting story of contact from the Southeast Asian periphery!
How The Sweet Potato Crossed The Pacific Before Columbus
NPR, 23 January 2013
Historical collections reveal patterns of diffusion of sweet potato in Oceania obscured by modern plant movements and recombination
PNAS 22 January 2013
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Genetic study with possible implications for the origins of populations in Southeast Asia.
DNA shows ancestry of present-day Asians, Native Americans
Channel NewsAsia, via AFP, 23 January 2013
DNA analysis of an early modern human from Tianyuan Cave, China
PNAS January 22, 2013
A compilation of underwater archaeological finds found in the waters of Vietnam in recent years.
Deep-sea treasures of Vietnam
Vietnam Net, 18 January 2013
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New categories of ancient items have been added to the Vietnamese list, prohibiting the exportation of archaeological artifacts and historical documents from the country that are not meant for research, preservation of exhibition use.
Nine categories of ancient items banned from leaving country
Saigon Giai Phong, 17 January 2013
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Archaeologists in Bangladesh have finished excavating a ship thought to belong to Rakhaine settlers who originated from Arakan in Myanmar.
Work starts to salvage historic boat
The Daily Star, 07 January 2013
Ancient ‘Rakhaine’ boat to be moved to safer place soon
The Daily Star, 09 January 2013
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The prehistoric remains of a man dating 3,500 years were excavated last month in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.
3,500 year old human remains found in Vinh Phuc
Vietnam Net, 11 January 2013
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The World Monuments Fund announces the completion of the restoration project on the Churning of the Milk Sea bas-relief in Angkor Wat.
WMF Celebrates the Completion of Work on Angkor Wat’s Famed Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery
World Monuments Fund, 08 January 2013
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