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Union Minister for Culture inspects stone inscriptions

Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu inspects stie of ancient Pyu garrison city in Natogyi Township, Mandalay Region.
Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu inspects stie of ancient Pyu garrison city in Natogyi Township, Mandalay Region.

Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu made a field trip to the ancient city of Wadi near Phayagyi Village in Natogyi Township, Mandalay Region, on 22 June.
The city is one of the nine ancient Pyu garrison cities recorded by China’s Tan Dynasty,
The minister urged officials to carry out preservation works on buildings already excavated and to find out missing links of Pyu history. The minister proceeded to Petaw Monastery in Myittha Township, where a stone inscription of King Saw Lu written in Pyu, Mon and Nagri languages in the 11th Century was preserved.
Afterwards, the union minister inspected the ancient Pyu stone inscription relocated to the precinct of Sutaungptai Shwemudaw Pagoda in Myittha.
In the afternoon, the union minister proceeded to Mandalay palace and inspected booths of stone inscriptions. Before wrapping up his trip, the union minister inspected renovated buildings in Myanansankyaw Shwenandaw palace and gave instruction on maintenance tasks.

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