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
Sources say that the excavation of what is thought to be the tomb of an Ayutthaya king in Myanmar may resume soon.
Source: The Irrawady 20140326
Joint Thai-Burmese Study Slated for Siamese King’s Mandalay Tomb
The Irrawady, 26 March 2014
The search for the tomb of Thai King Uthomporn in Myanmar’s Amarupura has recently been suspended, but the excavation team is hopeful that work can resume soon.
Royal tomb project ‘to go ahead’
The Nation, 21 March 2014
Following up from an early story about the search for the remains of the Ayutthayan King Uthumporn under a stupa in Myanmar – excavations were conducted in the last month but the results have been inconclusive.
Artefacts recovered from the Linzingong cemetery in Mandalay. Bangkok Post 20130406
In search of a king
Bangkok Post, 25 March 2013
Excavation of Thai king’s tomb almost complete
Eleven Myanmar, 27 March 2013
Doubts remain after tomb hunt
Bangkok Post, 06 April 2013
An ancient stupa in Amanapura, slated for demolition, will be excavated to determine if it contains the remains of a Ayutthayan king.
Hunt on for lost Ayutthaya king
Bangkok Post, 14 February 2013