Superstition helps protect heritage, says park director

via Bangkok Post, 26 April 2018:

AYUTTHAYA: The return of an ancient brick souvenired from the famous Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya Historical Park is proof that superstitious belief helps protect the old temple, according to park director Sukanya Baonerd.

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Tourist returns stolen bricks to Thai temple

via Deutche Welle, 05 February 2018: Tourist steals bricks from Ayutthaya, suffers an ‘unpeaceful’ life, returns them by mail.

An envelope containing three bricks believed to be centuries old and a note in Thai was sent to the Tourism Authority of Thailand last week, said Panupong Paengkul, a tourism official in the ancient city of Ayutthaya where the bricks were reportedly stolen from. “The note indicated that the bricks should be returned to any temple in Ayutthaya because the sender had not lived a peaceful life since, but it didn’t elaborate on what had really happened,” Panupong said. “The note was written in Thai. I suspect it was translated by Google,” he added, declining to reveal the name and nationality of the sender.

Source: Tourist returns stolen bricks to Thai temple | Deutche Welle

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Archaeologists investigate large brick tomb in Vietnam

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Ancient temple attraction in unkempt state

The ruins of an ancient temple dating to the Majapahit period in east Java has been in an unkempt state despite its heritage value. The original article is in Bahasa Indonesia.

Candi Tua di Kayangan Api Terbengkalai
Tempo Interaktif, 31 March 2011
Translated with Google Translate
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Pile of bricks turn out to be a Hindu temple

A pile of bricks in a village in East Java may very well be the remains of a Hindu temple from the Majapahit period (15th-16th century).

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Tempo Interaktif, 15 December 2010
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