Pulau Nangka: treasure supposed to be found today, but…?

I’ve reported about the Pulau Nangka story earlier (see here and here), and there doesn’t seem to be any sight of the supposed treasure thus far. This is because, there isn’t any!

Source: The Star 20140429
Source: The Star 20140429

Councillor: Tunnelling at site on Pulau Nangka has reached 90%
The Star, 29 April 2014

Presence of treasure on Nangka Island will be known this Wednesday
New Straits Times, 29 April 2014

Possible discovery of treasure on Nangka Island to be confirmed in two days
Malay Mail, 28 April 2014

Nangka Island ‘treasures’ to be known Wednesday
The Star, 28 May 2014

Malacca treasure no longer a myth
The Star, 24 May 2014
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Archaeologists excavate tomb in Southern Vietnam

Excavations are underway to uncover a 18th or 19th century tomb in Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province.

Source: Vietnam News 20140428
Source: Vietnam News 20140428

Excavation begins of ancient Ben Tre tomb
Viet Nam News, 28 April 2014
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Myanmar asks for India’s help in translating King Sawlu inscription

Myanmar requests India’s assistance for translating a Bagan-period inscription discovered last year that dates to the reign of King Sawlu.

Set in stone: Myanmar asks for help decoding tablet
Myanmar Times, 24 April 2014
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The mysterious carvings of Angono

Spotlight on the Angono Petroglyphs in the Philippines – one of the few rock art sites known in the Philippines (although there is some question about their age). Like most rock art sites, they are in danger from natural and man-made threats.

Source: Inquirer 20140421
Source: Inquirer 20140421

Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
Inquirer, 21 April 2014
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Thai sites to be 3D scanned

Archaeological sites in Thailand will soon be scanned with a 3D laser scanner, starting with Wat Chai Wattanaram temple in Ayutthaya.

Buddhist temple - Ayutthaya, Thailand

US sending 3-D scanners to archaeological sites, starting with Chai Wattanaram temple in Ayutthaya
National News Bureau of Thailand, 21 May 2014
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Palau Nangka: Treasures reportedly sighted

The treasure hunt at Pulau Nangka takes an interesting turn as one of the companies commissioned to search for the relics reports finding some in a cave. I remain extremely skeptical.

Hundreds of relics sighted inside cave
17 April 2014
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Śailendra foundations found in central Java

A post on the blog Impressions of Jogja talks about some recent archaeological work in the Semarang regency of central Java, on finds relating to the Śailendra period.

New Evidence of a Śailendra Presence Found in Central Java
Impressions of Jogja, 15 April 2014
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Treasure hunt at Pulau Nangka

A strange story that is developing in Malaysia: The Malacca government has authorised a treasure hunt in Pulau Nangka, in search of gold thought to belong to the Malacca Sultanate.

Source: The Star 20140414
Source: The Star 20140414

Could the treasure be Sultan Mahmud’s riches?
The Star, 14 April 2014

Billion-ringgit treasure hunt in Malacca
The Star, 14 April 2014
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Chinese tourists to ‪‎Angkor‬ up

Chinese tourists to Angkor see a 10% increase compared to last year for the January-February period.

Angkor Wat

Chinese tourists to Cambodia’s Angkor world heritage site continue to grow
Xinhua, 13 April 2014
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Cambodia reports $2.5 billion earnings from tourism

While not exactly an archaeology story, the fact that most tourists who visit Cambodia go to Angkor makes this a relevant one to post here.

Source: Bangkok Post 20140415
Source: Bangkok Post 20140415

Cambodia earns $2.5bn from tourism
Bangkok Post, 15 April 2014
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