via South China Morning Post, 13 November 2018: Cambodian workers at the West Mebon restoration project face serious financial hardship now that their salaries are slashed in half. This story was previously reported by the Phnom Penh Post.
Angkor temple restorers face financial ruin after French funding ends, but want to finish job
Source: Angkor temple restorers face financial ruin after French funding ends, but want to finish job | South China Morning Post
On fire! is an Experimental Archaeology festival which will be held in December at the Siem Reap EFEO. They will be firing up their dragon kiln and unveiling an iron furnace and they even have a crowdfunding event where you can own one of the fired pieces!
Source: Experimental Archaeology Cambodia | Onfire
For readers in Paris, a conference on Taiwanese Maritme Landscapes – with relevant links to Southeast Asia.
Taiwan Maritime Landscapes from Neolothic to Early Modern Times: Cross-Regional Perspectives
Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Centre de recherche sur les civilisations d’Asie orientale (CRCAO, EPHE-CNRS)
Paola CALANCA, EFEO (French School of Asian Studies)
LIU Yi-ch’ang, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Frank MUYARD, National Central University, Taiwan
Alain THOTE, CRCAO (EPHE)
More details here.
If you need yet another reason to procrastinate, the image archives of the École française d’Extrême-Orient is slowly being digitised and open to public. There are a fair number of images available online already, from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Check out the archive here.
A French team of archaeologists have excavated the remains of a pre-Angkoran temple in the massive West Baray (reservoir) of Angkor.
Phnom Penh Post, 01 March 2013
Seventh century temple unearthed at West Baray
Phnom Penh Post, 01 March 2013
(via reader Chuck Jones)
The Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā (http://isaw.nyu.edu/publications/inscriptions/campa/) is now available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā is a publication of the École française d’Extrême-Orient, realized in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.
This project aims to recover, preserve, study and make accessible the corpus of inscriptions of ancient Campā (in present Việt Nam), written either in Sanskrit or in Old Cam.
Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā
I’ve also added a link to it on the Resources page.
A book has been published translating the inscriptions from Champa sites from central Vietnam.
Champa translations shed light on origins
Vietnam Net, 14 December 2012
Archaeologists in Medan excavate artefacts believed to be associated with Chinese trade in the 13th century.
Ancient Trinkets Unearthed In Medan
Jakarta Globe, 25 February 2012
Arlo Griffiths from the Jakarta branch of the Ã‰cole franÃ§aise d’ExtrÃªme-Orient emailed me with a link to the EFEO Jakarta blog which I’m happy to share here. Posts are in French and Indonesian, and deal with EFEO’s activities in the archaeology of Indonesia.
EFEO Jakarta blog (French)
EFEO Jakarta blog (Bahasa Indonesia)
Brendan sent me a link on Facebook to a photo series by John Vink on the excavations at Koh Ker in Cambodia.
Check out the full set here.