Asian News International, via India Talkies, 17 September 2010
After having come under fire for the collapsed tentage, authorities have decided to leave the Majapahit site open to the elements and instead reinvest the money into building better museum facilities.
Tempo Interaktif, 17 September 2010
The lack of funds is threatening efforts to save and preserve the remains of a 7th century ship found in Central Java. The ship is the oldest known ship found in Indonesia and possibly Southeast Asia.
Maritime Museum Plan Runs Aground, Threatening Nationâ€™s Oldest Known Ship
Jakarta Globe, 16 September 2010
A Majapahit site is subject to rain and erosion after the tent that ws supposed to protect it collapsed due to bad weather.
Any regular reader of this site would realise that the Vietnamese media reports a great deal of the archaeological goings-on in the country. But where do all the artefacts from these various excavations go to? It seems that many museums in Vietnam are suffering from an acute shortage in storage space, to the point that many collections are stored in warehouses. Some artefacts haven’t seen the light of day for over 40 years!
Absentee museums warehouse their treasures
Vietnam Net Bridge, 14 September 2010
Archaeologists have discovered a cave showing signs of habitation during the Neolithic period 7,000-8,000 years ago.
Cave served as home of early human found
Viet Nam News, 13 September 2010
Hanoi’s newest museum, in the shape of an inverted pyramid, is set to open next month.
Hanoi Museum to open with 50,000 relics on show
Thanh Nien News, 12 September 2010
Vat Phou, a Khmer temple in Laos, is set to be renovated with the help of the Archaeological Survey of India.
India to renovate 11th century Shiva Temple in Laos [Link no longer available]
Laos News.net, via ANI, 10 September 2010
The City University of Hong Kong is holding a student forum in January 2011 for postgraduates researching Asian anthropology. Deadline for applications is on October 1!
More details here.
An update about the Cambodian prehistoric earthwork site that was flattened last week by unauthorised construction works – the authorities have stepped in to work with the land owners so that the planned buildings can be moved elsewhere, while efforts are bing made to also cordon off the area because archaeological material can still be recovered from the site.
Cambodian Authorities Rally to Protect Historical Site
Devata.org, 10 September 2010