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I know I’ve missed two weeks of rojak, and that’s because I’ve been struggling with access to the internet in my new home in Penang! But without much further ado, here’s this week’s salad of archaeological stuff culled from the web:

Angkor Thom
photo credit: 太鼓

  • Sign the Petition! The Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (IsIAO), a highly respected institution with interests in archaeology, restoration and conservation of cultural property is in danger of being shut down due to actions initiated by the Italian Government. Don’t let this 100-year-old institution fall!
  • How has Google Earth helped archaeologists by providing them an alternative viewpoint? Alison in Cambodia shows us through this fascinating piece, Angkor Borei and Fun with Google Earth
  • While I did write a glowing review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, how does the good Dr Jones stand up in today’s standards of archaeology? Read on in Science Daily’s Indiana Jones and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage
  • Steve’s Hygiene Chronicles visits the Angkor temples of Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm
  • A museum in every district? Andy writes about the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s attempt to put a museum into each of the 50 districts of Bangkok, with limited success
  • An the Asian Travel Group has a picture set of The City Walls and the Moat of Mandalay Palace

In this series of weekly rojaks (published on Wednesdays) I’ll feature other sites in the blogosphere that are of related to archaeology in Southeast Asia or archaeology in general. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me!

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