The Myanmar Department of Archaeology and National Museum reports the upcoming completion of repairs 224 temples in Bagan damaged by last year’s earthquake, and repairs to another 50 to begin after the new year.
On August 24, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit central Myanmar, which affected over 400 of the temples in Bagan causing structural damage and collapse in some cases. There were relatively little human fatalities, fortunately.
Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples [Link no longer active]
Channel NewsAsia, 24 August 2016
Myanmar earthquake: One dead and temples damaged
BBC, 24 August 2016
Myanmar Quake Damages at Least 185 Bagan Pagodas
AP, via Wall Street Journal, 24 August 2016
Myanmar earthquake harms pagodas in ancient city of Bagan
NewsNation, 24 August 2016
Powerful quake kills at least three, damages Bagan pagodas
Myanmar Times, 25 August 2016
Famous Bagan pagodas damaged
AFP, via The Tribune, 25 August 2016
Myanmar earthquake: Images from Bagan historic sites
BBC, 25 August 2016
Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris
The Irrawady, 25 August 2016
Myanmar Earthquake Damages Bagan Temples [Link no longer active]
AP, via US News, 25 August 2016
Than Zaw Oo: ‘A Natural Disaster Can’t Devalue Bagan’s Heritage’
The Irrawady, 25 August 2016
Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas
RFA, via Malaysia Sun, 26 August 2016
Research teams assesses Bagan damage
The Nation, 26 August 2016
Don’t rush Bagan fixes: state counsellor
Myanmar Times, 26 August 2016
Quake destroys Bagan murals
Eleven Myanmar, 28 August 2016
Myanmar Earthquake Rattles Temples of Bagan
Artnet News, 29 August 2016
Nearly 400 Bagan pagodas damaged by earthquake: govt
Myanmar Times, 29 August 2016
Volunteers in Bagan Trained in Earthquake Recovery
The Irrawady, 29 August 2016
Damaged pagodas covered in quake-hit Bagan
Myanmar Times, 01 September 2016
Volunteers Help Rebuild Bagan
Myanmore, 02 September 2016
Bagan earthquake: Is there a silver lining for Myanmar?
BBC, 08 September 2016
Prohibited Bagan pagodas named
Eleven Myanmar, 09 September 2016
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
The Diplomat, 26 September 2016
Two Temples in Bagan Collapse Two Months After Earthquake
The Irrawady, 27 October 2016
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines launched a report on the damage to historic buildings caused by last year’s earthquake in Bohol.
One year after: Pre-restoration almost done for Bohol, Cebu churches
Rappler, 15 October 2014
A new book released earlier this week showcases the churches of Bohol, in their former and current state after the devastating 2013 earthquake that damaged a number of churches.
Two Cebu churches damaged by earthquakes last year are undergoing repair works. The older of the churches dates to 1599.
Sun Star, 05 April 2012
9 June 2006 (Jakarta Post) – Report on the damage cause by the earthquake at the Prambanan temple.
A lesson from Bandung Bondowoso
Sojiwan Temple, also located in the part of the Prambanan compound that belongs to Central Java province, is in an even worse condition. The body of the temple, which was actually undergoing reconstruction, has collapsed.
“In fact, the temple stones had been collected since 1950 and the renovation of the temple had been going on since 1992,” said Guritno of the Central Java Center for Archaeological Conservation and Heritage (BP3).It is really tragic because within just 57 seconds all these historical buildings were brought to the verge of collapse and may well vanish into the abyss of history if nothing is done to fix the damage.
7 June 2006 (Antara News) –
UNESCO to help rehabilitate temples damaged by quake
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has expressed its pledge to help fund rehabilitation of several ancient temples damaged in a massive earthquake hitting Yogyakarta and Central Java last May 27.
Prambanan by S. Jhonny
Prambanan by Ariswari
31 May 2006 (Antara News) –
UNESCO offers help on quake-hit heritage sites
UNESCO, the UN’s culture and science organisation, offered Tuesday to help assess and repair damage caused to World Heritage Sites in Indonesia by an earthquake that left nearly 6,000 dead.
The island of Java is home to three of the seven UNSECO heritage sites located in Indonesia.