Kuthodaw Pagoda inscriptions to be restored

Mandalay. Source: TTR Weekly 20151123

Stone inscriptions in Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay will be the subject of a restoration project jointly run bu the Myanmar Ministry of Culture and the University of Sydney.

Mandalay. Source: TTR Weekly 20151123
Mandalay. Source: TTR Weekly 20151123

Mandalay restores stone plaques
TTR Weekly, 23 November 2015

Myanmar Ministry of Culture’s Archaeology and National Museum is collaborating with Sydney University’s Buddhist Studies Programme in Australia to restore stone inscriptions at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay.

Global New Light of Myanmar reported the collaboration started since the beginning of the year.
According to Archaeology and National Museum’s Mandalay branch, technicians and experts are undertaking preservation works of stone plaques and pagodas, taking photo records, translating stone inscriptions from Pali-Myanmar to English and publishing academic articles about the stones and inscriptions.

Translation and publishing are being carried out by Sydney University.

Full story here.

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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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