Mission to translate old Khmer scripture complete

Bangkok Post, 11 June 2017: A Thai kings gift of a Buddhist scripture to the Vatican is finally translated. The scripture, written in Old Khmer, will be displayed in the Vatican museums.

A mission to translate what is thought to be a two-century old scripture from Khmer to Italian, a gift to Pope Puis XI from the late King Rama VII during his trip to Italy, has been completed and is ready to be displayed at the Vatican museum, according to Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram.

Source: Mission to translate old Khmer scripture complete | Bangkok Post: news

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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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