via the Star, 30 January 2020: An exhibition at the Muzium Negara in Kuala Lumpur highlights ancient ‘lost’ kingdoms in Southeast Asia with collections from Cambodia and Indonesia.
“This exhibition is called The Lost Kingdoms because these kingdoms don’t exist anymore. All that is left are their names and archaeological sites or candi sites
“So, our primary source to track the existence of these kingdoms are inscription stones and steles which talk about the kingdoms of that time, ” says Nasrul during a recent interview at the museum.
The exhibition, which runs until April 30, is neatly organised at Muzium Negara’s Gallery 2.
Twelve lost kingdoms are represented in this exhibition, namely the kingdoms of Funan, Chenla/Zhenla, Angkor/Khmer, Pyu, Dravaravati, Champa, Langkasuka, Kedah Tua/Chieh Cha/Kataha, Srivijaya, Sailendra, Mataram/Medang and Majapahit.