via Malaysiakini, 25 January 2020: More evidence of metallurgy found in Kedah.
Ongoing excavation efforts in Kampung Padang Chicak, Jeneri, Sik, Kedah, has recently uncovered an ancient metal forge, according to the National Heritage Department.
In a statement, the department said the site along Sungai Muda was surveyed and mapped in 2014 before excavation works started on Jan 3 this year.
The latest discovery comprise an ancient metal forge with a 496cm diameter and 108cm in height, as well as another item with a 309cm diameter and 47cm in height, believed to have functioned as a water container.
There were also various artefacts including ceramic pieces, tools and smelted remnants found along with the two main discoveries – all evidence of functions as an ancient metal forge.