December 09, 2016

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Archaeological excavation being conducted in Sri Ksetra

Archaeological excavation being conducted in Sri Ksetra. Photo: MMK
Archaeological excavation being conducted in Sri Ksetra. Photo: MMK

THIS month, an excavation was made at Khin Ba Mound in Sri Ksetra, listed as a World Heritage Site, located near Pyay Township in Bago Region, where golden parchments were discovered.
The major purpose of the project is to discover original artifacts and restore the structure, said U Kyaw Myo Win, deputy director of the Sri Ksetra based Department of Archaeology and Museum.
During the excavation process, ancient objects including gold coins, gold remains and earthen sculptures were found on the archaeological site, he added.
The authorities have also carried out maintenance works covering cleaning moss that spreads over some parts of the ancient structures with the use of cleaning chemicals during this budget year.
Khin Ba Mound was excavated in colonial era in 1926-27 when hundreds of ancient objects including seven golden parchments, throne made of stone and statues were found. Now, those ancient materials have been displayed at Yangon’s National Museum and Sri Ksetra Museum for public observation.
The government accelerates archaeological excavation, research and preservation at cultural sites after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) designated three Pyu ancient cities—Hanlin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra—as UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014.—Myitmakha News Agency

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