via Frontier Myanmar, 20 Jan 2019: A rundown of Myanmar’s archaeological mysteries – some legendary, but some also real and have been featured on this website previously: the search for buried Spitfire warplanes in Yangon, the search for the Dhammazedi bell, and the tomb of the Ayutthaya King Uthumphon near Mandalay.
Source: Frontier Myanmar 20190120
DYNASTIC WARS, encounters with pirates and mercenaries, wars with the British and the Japanese occupation have shaped the texture of Myanmar – and left some of its biggest mysteries deep underground. These are a few of the most tantalising.
Source: From cursed treasure to British warplanes: the buried mysteries of Myanmar | Frontier Myanmar
Rumours that a bell stolen from the Shwedagon Pagoda in the 16th century had been found proved to be just that – rumours. The salvage company has reportedly given up on the search, and public opinion has shifted to that of anger after donations were given to the ultimately fruitless cause.
Source: Myanmar Times 20140830
Officials insist bell must return to pagoda
Myanmar Times, 30 August 2014
Hope turns to anger as bell search ends
Myanmar Times, 12 September 2014
A bell that was looted from the Shwedagon Pagoda 400 years ago is said to be found in the Yangon river, according to a group of local divers.
Dredging for King Dhammazedi’s bell. Bangkok Post 20140827
Myanmar divers say famed bell found
Bangkok Post, via AFP, 27 August 2014