via Khaosod English, 08 March 2018: Last week we celebrated International Womens’ Day, and Khaosod English profile Jo Sankhaprasit, a female underwater archaeologist in Thailand.
Dive into the Gulf of Thailand with Pornnatcha “Jo” Sankhaprasit in search of the relics and secrets of a 700-year-old shipwreck.
Source: Go Deep With Thailand’s 1st Female Undersea Relic Hunter
via Jakarta Post, 02 March 2018:
A team from the Lamongan administration has excavated a grave, reported to be the burial site of three Dutch navy personnel killed in a World War II battle in the Java Sea, in Brondong subdistrict last week.
Source: Remains of WWII Dutch navy personnel found in Lamongan
via The Irrawaddy, 05 March 2018:
Temple’s walls had been replaced in 1996; officials say World Heritage application unaffected
Source: Bagan Temple Damaged in August Earthquake Collapses
via Ideastream.org, 01 March 2018: There is a video attached to the article – click on the link to see.
A 1,400-year-old statue of the Hindu god Krishna is getting a 21st century facelift at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He was assembled from broken pieces four decades ago, but, it turns out they didn’t quite get it right.
Source: Reconstructing Krishna at the Cleveland Museum of Art
via South China Morning Post, 01 March 2018:
Australian-born history buff Robert Lockyer leads tours of tunnels dug into Lamma Island by villagers the Japanese executed afterwards to keep their location secret; his explorations have also uncovered a Qing dynasty fort
Source: Hong Kong history: the tunnels where Japanese hid from air raids in wartime – exploring one of the last vestiges of 4-year occupation
via Bangkok Post, 04 March 2018: Developing story over the last week, as residents from Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima Province protest the planned action of the Fine Arts Department to declare the Phimai area as a historic site. The historic site designation will impose some restrictions such as prohibiting construction over two storeys tall, but some locals are reportedly afraid that they will be evicted. See other related stories in the links below.
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Despite the Fine Arts Department’s move to declare a 2,600-rai area in Phimai Municipality a historic site, a large number of tourists were still visiting the Khmer temple ruins in the Phimai Historical Park in Phimai district on Sunday.
Source: Tourists still flock to Phimai Historical Park
via Khmer Times, 28 Feb 2018:
Cooperation with a working group from France to excavate the Cave of Bridges.
Source: Ancient caves to be excavated and studied – Khmer Times
via Forbes, 26 Feb 2018:
An ancient dog skeleton reveals humans’ attachment to canine companions extends to the past.
Source: Archaeologists Find Deformed Dog Buried Near Ancient Child In The Philippines
via the Guardian, 27 Feb 2018:
Indonesian foreign ministry and Dutch embassy looking for bones believed to have come from wrecks of second world war ships
Source: Indonesia: cemetery dug up in search for bones of British and Dutch sailors
via Jakarta Post, 28 Feb 2018: An exhibition of 37 works by Dyan Anggraini at the National Gallery of Indonesia follows the path of meditative reflection exalting the creative process underlying the building of Borobudur temple.
When artist Dyan Anggraini cries out in frustration, she does so with restraint, and her voice even goes mum, to ultimately explode on canvas and sculptural installations.
Source: An ode to the unsung heroines of Borobudur