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  • My office neighbours, the Fine Arts Department of Thailand (which among other things oversees all matters related to archaeology and museums in Thailand) had a ceremony this morning to bless and acknowledge the new grand green Ganesha statue and spirit of the land in front of their new building. Ganesha is a popular deity in Southeast Asia and is the symbol of the Fine Arts Department - he is himself the patron deity of the arts and knowledge. #bangkok #thailand #fineartsdepartment #fad #thaiarchaeology #กรมศิลปากร #southeastasianarchaeology #ganesha #blessing #ritual
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#brahmin #finearts #hindu #thai #culture #ministryofculture #grandopening #siayutthaya #monuments #sculpture #statue
  • I've set up a page devoted to the rock art of Southeast Asia with links to publications (mine and everyone else's), general news, etc. It's meant as a starting point for anyone interested in rock art research in the region. Link in bio. #rockart #SoutheastAsia #southeastasianarchaeology #myanmar #padalincaves #caveart #cavepaintings #resource #shanstate #prehistory #prehistoric #art
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This particular painting is from the Padalin Caves in Shan State, Myanmar. The rock art here is estimated to be around 7,000 years, based on stained stone tools found buried in the cave.
  • This year, Southeast Asia gets another three world heritage sites, Bagan in Myanmar, Ombulin Coal Mining Heritage in Indonesia and the Plain of Jars in Laos! This is from Site 3. #laos #southeastasianarchaeology #plainofjars #plainofjarssite3 #xiengkhouang #unesco #worldheritage #unescoworldheritage
  • Congratulations to Bagan, inscribed as a World Heritage site in 2019! #myanmar #bagan #worldheritage #southeastasianarchaeology #unesco #worldheritagesite #burma #ruins #temples #buddhism #visitmyanmar #visitbagan
  • For this International Women’s Day, here’s an earthenware human figure from the Lopburi-Pa Sak culture, dated between 500BCE-200CE. It was hard to find a representation of a female in the archaeological record that wasn’t some kind of dancer. Maybe next year I should feature real people - there are plenty of women working in archaeology in this region, I just couldn’t get permission quickly enough for today’s post. This piece is on display at the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum in Bangkok #southeastasianarchaeology #ceramics #earthenware #internationalwomensday #iwd2019 #iwd #thailand #femaleform
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#bangkok #museum #southeastasianceramicsmuseum #bangkokuniversity #rangsit #archaeology #archeology #pottery #prehistory #thaiarchaeology #pasak #lopburi #woman #womeninthepast #visitthailand #tourismthailand #visitbangkok #ancientthailand #culturalheritage #thaiculture
  • Repost by @shomteoh: the majestic Amanda Temple in Bagan #southeastasianarchaeology #bagan #myanmar #anandatemple #repostgram #burma
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#archaeology #archeology #buddhism #temple #myanmararchaeology #buddhist #oldbagan #baganmyanmar #myanmartourism #bagantour #ancientruins #architecture #southeastasia #culturalheritage
  • Repost from @surotohari: Stencil of a boomerang in Papua, unsurprisingly next door to Australia. The rock art in this part of Indonesia suggests some sort of contact between the peoples here and the indigenous Australians during prehistory #indonesia #boomerang #rockart #fakfak #westpapua #southeastasianarchaeology #australia #culturalexchange
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#archaeology #archeology #handstencil #rockpainting #cavepainting #gambarcadas #indonesianarchaeology #culturalheritage #prehistory #austronesian #indigenouspeople #indigenousaustralia #visitpapua #visitindonesia #indonesia_photography #indonesiatourism #papua #papuabarat
  • Repost of Khao Klang Nai at Si Thep Historical Park from @kanokploeng. Over the past week an energy company announced plans to drill for oil just 100m away from the largest of these ruins, Khao Klang Nok. The company, ECO Orient Resources (Thailand), hasn’t backed down from its intention to drill for oil as of the writing of this post and if they succeed they will destroy any hope of putting Si Thep into the World Heritage list. Make some noise! We need to #savesithep #thailand #pertchabun #sithep #sithephistoricalpark #khaoklongnai #เขาคลังใน #southeastasianarchaeology #ศรีเทพ
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Read more at http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/tag/savesithep/
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#archaeology #archeology #thaiarchaeology #pyramid #ruins #ancientthai #ancientthailand #architecture #temple #tombraider #fineartsdepartment #southeastasia #culturelheritage #conservation #preservation #ancientcivilization #ancientarchitecture #กรมศิลปากร #เพชรบูรณ์
  • An underwater excavation of what is thought to be the steamship Francis Garnier, which was part of the French Messageries Fluviales de Cochinchine steamship fleet at the turn of the 20th century. Photo by @thaiwrecks who will be presenting his research at the upcoming @seameospafa #spafacon2019 #thailand #underwaterarchaeology #gulfofthailand #steamship #shipwreck #francisgarnier #mekong #thaiarchaeology #archaeologyofthailand #messageriesfluvialesdecochinchine
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Read the story here (in Thai): https://medium.com/@thaiwrecks/thai-wreck-of-the-1881-steamship-francis-garnier-6b7ba34a7567
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#archaeology #archeology #thailand🇹🇭 #underwater #research #fieldwork #underwaterphotography #southeastasia #frenchcolonialism #scuba #maritimearchaeology #extremefieldwork #underwaterculturalheritage #fineartsdepartment

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