The rock art of Viking Cave

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Tham Phrayanaga/Viking Cave

Stories by Alex is a video series featuring ancient civilisations around the world. In this episode, he visits Tham Phrayanaga or Viking Cave in southern Thailand, a rock art site with depictions of ships from many different cultures and highlights the vibrant maritime silk route in Southeast Asia. I have previously worked at this site before with Atthasit Sukkham, one of the people featured in this video. The Viking Cave is not normally open to public, so it’s a great way to see the site!

Tham Phrayanaga/Viking Cave

Tham Phrayanaga/Viking Cave

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Rock art tells of interactions between ancient Indonesians and Australians

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The dating of Aboriginal Australian rock art depicting the contact between Makassan ships and indigenous Australians suggests that contact between the two communities existed at least a hundred years earlier than originally thought.


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