Diorama of Maitum Jar finds opened in city hall

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The Maitum City Hall is hosting a special diorama featuring the anthrpomorphic jar finds from the area, in conjunction with the city’s 50th anniversary. The jars, first found in Ayub Cave, feature faces which are believed to contain the remains of the person whose likeness is on the jar. A second cache of jars was recovered last year from illegal antiquities dealers who were trying to smuggle the jars out of Maitum. The jars, dated between 5 BC and 225 AD, are quite unique and no similar examples have been discovered elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

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Maitum jar diorama on display from next week

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Replicas of the famous Maitum Jars will be on display at a specially-made diorama in the Maitum Town Hall starting May 5 for the town’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Plans are underway for a museum to be constructed in Maitum to showcase the real artefacts, currently housed in the National Museum in Manila.

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