Colonial conquest’s lost treasures return to Myanmar | Frontier Myanmar

via Frontier Myanmar, 08 August 2017: Artefacts taken from the Shwemawdaw Pagoda in Bago during the 19th century as part of the spoils of war are returned from New Zealand soldier’s descendant in a repatriation ceremony.

In returning Myanmar relics almost two centuries after their capture, a New Zealand lawyer concludes a generations-old story of conquest, spoil and reconciliation.

Source: Colonial conquest’s lost treasures return to Myanmar | Frontier Myanmar

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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