Archive of news reports related to the archaeology and heritage of Lao PDR. Lao PDR, or Laos, is a mountainous landlocked country bordering China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. It is home to three archaeologically significant Unesco World Heritage sites: the formal royal capital of Luang Prabang, the ancient Hindu complex of Vat Phou, and the Plain of Jars.
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The news reports indexed below usually link to external sites that were active at the time of posting; sometimes websites may be temporarily down or may have reorganised their underlying architecture or have even closed down – in these cases the links may not be available. Most of the news articles archived are in English; this is largely because I do not have a working competency in Lao, although when I am made aware of stories in this and other languages I try to index them.
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- Digital Library of Lao Manuscripts – Containing images of over 12,000 Lao texts made available for study. Collaboration by the National Library of Laos, the University of Passau, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz
- Lao-UNESCO Programme for “Safeguarding the Plain of Jars”
- Middle Mekong Archaeology Project – Directed by Dr Joyce White of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, MMAP is the project site of a survey of a portion of the Mekong river in Laos.
- Vat Phou Champasak World Heritage – Official site sponsored by France.