Locals want four pagodas added to heritage zone

via Myanmar Times, 15 December 2017

Residents want four more ancient monuments to be included in the proposed Bagan heritage zone, U Naing Tun, a member of the Bagan-Nyaung-U committee for cultural site implementation, told The Myanmar Times on Tuesday.

Source: Locals want four pagodas added to heritage zone

Skeletons from possible ancient city exposed by riverbank erosion

via Coconuts Yangon, 08 December 2017

Skeletons, urns containing pieces of bones, and the remains of a building were unearthed when a river carried away a chunk of a riverbank on Tuesday.

Source: Skeletons from possible ancient city exposed by riverbank erosion | Coconuts Yangon

The 400-year history of Portuguese Catholics in Sagaing

via Frontier Myanmar, 06 December 2017:

Some villages in central Myanmar are inhabited by the descendants of thousands of Portuguese, who were settled in the area by a kindly Taungoo dynasty king.

Source: The 400-year history of Portuguese Catholics in Sagaing

Govt Plans to Relocate Hotels From Bagan Archeological Zone

via The Irrawaddy, 20 November 2017: Plans are being made, but negotiations with specific hotels have not yet begun.

The country plans to relocate hotels in preparation of the ancient city’s final nomination dossier to become a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Source: Govt Plans to Relocate Hotels From Bagan Archeological Zone

Burma pledges to relocate hotels from Bagan archaeological site

via DVB, 11 November 2017:

At the forefront of Burma’s proposal to UNESCO will be a pledge to relocate hotels and buildings that interfere with the ancient ruins.

Source: Burma pledges to relocate hotels from Bagan archaeological site- DVB Multimedia Group