We’ve got a good mix of stories from the web this week, from the old name of Thailand (Thailand), Cambodia (ceramics and temples) and Malaysia (dying traditions).
- Ever thought of Siam as the old name of Thailand? Andy shows us that the name ‘Thailand’ goes back much further than we already thought.
- The International Herald Tribune has an article about a recently-published set of guidelines drafted by the American Association of Museums, which are designed to dampen demand for looted artefacts. Particularly timely, since earlier this year there was some furore over how artefacts from Southeast Asia were turning up in collections in California.
- Alison in Cambodia posts this delightful insight on how an ancient pot is reconstructed at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Cambodia.
- And while Malacca may be basking in it’s new World Heritage status, the 500-year-old Kristang community which date to the Portuguese period of Malacca’s history (indeed, one of the reasons Malacca was inscribed in the first place) is facing sobering extinction.
- And finally, A Mom’s Diary recounts her visit to Angkor Wat with the little one.
In this series of weekly rojaks (published on Wednesdays) Iâ€™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!