Some story on some Singaporean archaeologist

Noel Hidalgo Tan, ie, me.

Singapore’s Straits Times ran a profile on me and my recent discovery at Angkor Wat (see here and here), on account of me being a Singaporean and all. Including for the archive!

Noel Hidalgo Tan, ie, me.
Noel Hidalgo Tan, ie, me.

S’porean’s discovery at Angkor Wat makes waves
The Straits Times, via Asia News Netowrk, 16 June 2014

The discovery of a hundred never-before-seen paintings of deities, animals and musical instruments on the walls of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat excited archaeologists worldwide when details came out in a journal last month.

The paintings, which cannot be seen by the naked eye, speak of a time when the Unesco World Heritage site underwent a transformation from a Hindu temple to a Buddhist one under 16th century leader King Ang Chan.

The man behind what experts call a “significant discovery” is a Singaporean: 35-year-old Noel Hidalgo Tan, who stumbled upon the markings in 2010 while volunteering at an excavation project at the 12th century site.

Full story here.

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Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

4 thoughts on “Some story on some Singaporean archaeologist”

  1. exciting news, please keep us posted if there’s ever a public talk or lecture on this discovery

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