Wooden boat salvaged in Myanmar

The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newblog

A wooden boat, the type of which were common in the waterways of Myanmar until 150 years ago, was recently salvaged from in village in Myanmar near the capital Nay Pyi Taw.

Boat salvaged from Thit Taw village, Myanmar Times 20130204
Boat salvaged from Thit Taw village, Myanmar Times 20130204

Wooden boat salvaged in Nay Pyi Taw
The Myanmar Times, 04 February 2013

A 65-foot carved wooden boat has been salvaged from a creek in Nay Pyi Taw, residents said last month.

The boat, which is 8 feet wide, was raised from Pa Lwal Creek, just north of Thit Taw village in Lewe township, on January 15, said U Thit Lwin, a National League for Democracy member who serves as the local administrator.

He said the boat had been salvaged with the financial help of a retired army major, U Khin Maung Win.

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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.

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