Residents threaten Mandalay for ignoring Bagan

via Myanmar Times, 08 June 2018:

Bagan residents on Thursday threatened to file a complaint against the Mandalay regional government with the Anti-Corruption Commission if it ignore their plea to protect the city’s ancient cultural heritage.

Source: Residents threaten Mandalay for ignoring Bagan

Skeletons from possible ancient city exposed by riverbank erosion

via Coconuts Yangon, 08 December 2017

Skeletons, urns containing pieces of bones, and the remains of a building were unearthed when a river carried away a chunk of a riverbank on Tuesday.

Source: Skeletons from possible ancient city exposed by riverbank erosion | Coconuts Yangon

The 400-year history of Portuguese Catholics in Sagaing

via Frontier Myanmar, 06 December 2017:

Some villages in central Myanmar are inhabited by the descendants of thousands of Portuguese, who were settled in the area by a kindly Taungoo dynasty king.

Source: The 400-year history of Portuguese Catholics in Sagaing

Parts of Pyi Min Thar Monastery restored

via Myanmar Times, 02 August 2017:

The conservation work on portions of the 178-year-old Pyi Min Thar Monastery in Mandalay has been completed, said Dr Zar Chi Minn, a leader of the Myanmar Architectural Heritage Organization.

Source: Parts of Pyi Min Thar Monastery restored

Bagan-era temple proposed as heritage site

The Myanmar department of archaeology has propose the 1,000-year-old Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda to be recognised as a national heritage site.

Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda. Source: Myanmar Times 20150902
Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda. Source: Myanmar Times 20150902

Bagan-era pagoda in line for listing
Myanmar Times, 01 September 2015

Bagan style pagoda to join heritage list
TTR Weekly, 03 September 2015

For centuries, Kyaukse township’s Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda lay hidden beneath a layer of rubble. Now, just a few years after its discovery and excavation, it is in line for belated recognition, with the Ministry of Culture proposing its listing as an ancient heritage site.

U Nyo Myint Htun, director of Mandalay’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library, said the nomination was waiting approval from the Union Attorney General’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw.

He said listing would require the consent of other government ministries but would have significant tourism benefits.

“Surrounding businesses will benefit from more tourists and our country will be more dignified with another heritage site,” U Nyo Myint Htun said.

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WMF 3D-scans Mandalay temple for renovation

A project by the World Monuments Fund to renovate the Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery in Mandalay begins with a 3D scan of the site.

Source: The Irrawaddy 20140505
Source: The Irrawaddy 20140505

Virtual Modeling to Help Save Mandalay’s Golden Palace Monastery
The Irrawaddy, 05 May 2014
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Myanmar’s historic teak bridge under repair – with teak

The 1.1km-long U-Pein bridge in Mandalay is being repaired after years of disrepair; thankfully, it looks like the plan to use concrete has been shelved and they are retaining the teak integrity of the bridge.

U Pein Bridge. Source: Eleven Myanmar 20140404
U Pein Bridge. Source: Eleven Myanmar 20140404

Decaying U Pein Bridge under repair
Eleven Myanmar, 11 April 2014
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Excavation of King Uthumphon’s tomb may resume soon

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
Source: The Irrawady 20140326

Joint Thai-Burmese Study Slated for Siamese King’s Mandalay Tomb
The Irrawady, 26 March 2014
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Excavation for Thai king’s tomb suspended, team hopes to push on

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
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