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The National Museum of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur has just opened an exhibition on coffins, featuring funerary material from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

3,000-year-old coffin on show
The Star, 30 March 2010

Coffin exhibition opens at National Museum
New Straits Times, 01 April 2010

A 3,000-year-old coffin and another worth about half-a-million ringgit will be on display at the National Museum.

They are among the 30-odd coffins that are part of an exhibition, themed Traditions and Mysteries.

The attractions include a “Niah boat” coffin that dates back to Neolithic times, a gold-plated modern Chinese coffin, a buffalo-shaped coffin from Indonesia and a 100-year-old kerusi mayat (coffin chair) from the Philipines that was used to dry the bodies of respected noblemen until only the bones remained.


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