via Universiti Sains Malaysia, 03 February 2019: A short video of Prof Mokhtar Saidin from the Centre for Global Archaeological Research showing the Chief Minister of Penang the finds from Fort Cornwallis.
via The Star, 27 January 2019: Another cannon has been unearthed in Fort Cornwallis in Georgetown, Penang. Two were previously discovered last year.
An excavation at Fort Cornwallis has unearthed another cannon and a mortar.
The two large guns were discovered during archaeological excavation work overseen by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Jabatan Warisan Negara.
Penang chief archaeologist Datuk Dr Mokhtar Saidin said the two guns were in addition to the twin cannons buried 1.2m below ground next to Fort Cornwallis discovered in February last year.
via New Straits Times, 04 March 2018:
GEORGETOWN: After the discovery of two cannons, a group of archaeologists and historians from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) found nine cannonballs at the archaeological site of Fort Cornwallis.
- Discovery of twin cannons at Fort Cornwallis stirs interest (The Star,
03 March 2018)
via The Malaysian Insight, 20 Feb 2018
- Meriam berkembar 200 tahun, ubah sejarah Fort Cornwallis (Berita Harian, 20 Feb 2018)
- ‘Double ang pow’ discovery in Penang (The Star, 21 Feb 2018)
Archaeological excavations at Penang’s Fort Cornwallis have yielded artefacts from the Straits Settlements period.
GEORGE TOWN: Despite being a tourist attraction now, Fort Cornwallis, a colonial-era defensive structure, is still turning up archaeological surprises.USM
The Penang state government in Malaysia is seeking tenders for the restoration of the historic Fort Cornwallis, which was built in 1786.
Bernama, 31 May 2010