Cradle of an early civilisation (Malaysia)


14 June 2006 (The Star Online) – A feature on the archaelogical features of Bujang Valley in Kedah, Malaysia.

Cradle of an early civilisation

The Bujang Valley in Kedah was the bustling centre of a rich and prosperous kingdom between the third and 12th century AD.

It was then known as Nusantara, a Sanskrit word which means ‘seat of all felicities.’

The area, which was also called Bujanga or ‘Valley of the Serpent’ was Southeast Asia’s central trading entreport which dealt with cargo brought by Arab, Chinese, Indian as well as maritime traders from the Malay archipelago.

[Tags]Buddhist culture, Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum, Bujang valley, Hindu Culture, candis, Nusanatara, Kedah[/tags]

Related Books:
Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XXVIII, Pt. 1
Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic society, Vol. XLIII, Part 1
Arts of Southeast Asia (World of Art) by F. Kerlogue
Hindu-Buddhist Architecture in Southeast Asia (Studies in Asian Art and Archaeology, Vol 19) by D. Chihara

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