via Myanmar Times, 05 September 2018: The Myanmar Archaeology Association files a lawsuit against the Mandalay government over what it describes as mismanagement of the Bagan heritage area.
Lawyer U Phoe Phyu discusses the lawsuit at a press confreence in Yangon on Tuesday. Source: Myanmar Times, 05 Sep 2018
The Myanmar Archaeology Association will sue the Bagan Management Committee for mismanagement of the Bagan heritage site in Mandalay Region, the association’s secretary has said.
The association will send a letter through a law firm to Nyaung U district court this week. The court will look into the accusations, and hearings on the matter are expected to take about two months, said U Thu Ra Aung, the association’s secretary.
Source: Archaeologists to sue Bagan management committee | The Myanmar Times
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
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
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
via Frontier Myanmar, 14 November 2017:
A little-known 11th century archaeological site near Bagan has been proudly conserved for years but they worry about the consequences if it attracts too many visitors.
Source: A forgotten heritage site near Bagan
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
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
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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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
Virtual Modeling to Help Save Mandalay’s Golden Palace Monastery
The Irrawaddy, 05 May 2014
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
Decaying U Pein Bridge under repair
Eleven Myanmar, 11 April 2014
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