Bagan quake roundup

On August 24, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit central Myanmar, which affected over 400 of the temples in Bagan causing structural damage and collapse in some cases. There were relatively little human fatalities, fortunately.

Damage to Sulamani temple in Bagan. Source: BBC
Damage to Sulamani temple in Bagan. Source: BBC

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples
Channel NewsAsia, 24 August 2016

Myanmar earthquake: One dead and temples damaged
BBC, 24 August 2016

Myanmar Quake Damages at Least 185 Bagan Pagodas
AP, via Wall Street Journal, 24 August 2016

Myanmar earthquake harms pagodas in ancient city of Bagan
NewsNation, 24 August 2016

Powerful quake kills at least three, damages Bagan pagodas
Myanmar Times, 25 August 2016

Famous Bagan pagodas damaged
AFP, via The Tribune, 25 August 2016

Myanmar earthquake: Images from Bagan historic sites
BBC, 25 August 2016

Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris
The Irrawady, 25 August 2016

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Bagan Temples
AP, via US News, 25 August 2016

Than Zaw Oo: ‘A Natural Disaster Can’t Devalue Bagan’s Heritage’
The Irrawady, 25 August 2016

Director-General of UNESCO expresses solidarity with the people of Myanmar after earthquake in Bagan
Unesco, 26 August 2016

Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas
RFA, via Malaysia Sun, 26 August 2016

Research teams assesses Bagan damage
The Nation, 26 August 2016

Don’t rush Bagan fixes: state counsellor
Myanmar Times, 26 August 2016

Quake destroys Bagan murals
Eleven Myanmar, 28 August 2016

Myanmar Earthquake Rattles Temples of Bagan
Artnet News, 29 August 2016

Nearly 400 Bagan pagodas damaged by earthquake: govt
Myanmar Times, 29 August 2016

Volunteers in Bagan Trained in Earthquake Recovery
The Irrawady, 29 August 2016

Damaged pagodas covered in quake-hit Bagan
Myanmar Times, 01 September 2016

Volunteers Help Rebuild Bagan
Myanmore, 02 September 2016

Bagan earthquake: Is there a silver lining for Myanmar?
BBC, 08 September 2016

Prohibited Bagan pagodas named
Eleven Myanmar, 09 September 2016

The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
The Diplomat, 26 September 2016

Two Temples in Bagan Collapse Two Months After Earthquake
The Irrawady, 27 October 2016

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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