29 October 2007 (The Nation Multimedia, Bangkok Post) – What is thought to be a fortress built during the reign of King Rama IV (1808-1868) was unearthed during the construction of a government office in Bangkok.
Fortress built in King Rama IV era unearthed
The Khlong San District Office in Bangkok has already suspended the construction of its new building because the planned site now revealed a part of what was believed to be a historically-valuable fortress built in the reign of King Rama IV.
The planned site was located next to the Pongpajjamit Fort, which has been registered as a national historical site since 1949.
“That registration has not covered areas surrounding the fort,” Tharapong Srisuchart, who heads Fine Arts Department’s Office of Archaeology, said Monday.
He joined Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin and Culture Ministry permanent secretary Vira Rojpojchanarat during an inspection at the planned site for the new building of the Khlong San District Office Monday.
While the land on the planned site was being cleared, 98 ancient logs were found.