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Union Minister visits archeological sites in Yamethin

513 stone inscriptions on Buddha’s teachings – known as Tri-Pitakat – are being preserved in Nyaungyan village, Thazi Township.—MNA
513 stone inscriptions on Buddha’s teachings – known as Tri-Pitakat – are being preserved in Nyaungyan village, Thazi Township.—MNA

Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu toured archaeological sites in Myohla village, Yamethin Township, on 12 September.
He was briefed on findings from excavations at ancient sites in Yamethin, Pyawbwe, Htantabin, Htonbo and Ywahtingon areas by deputy director U Aung Aung Kyaw.
The union minster instructed officials to systematically keep records for bronze-aged artifacts and earth wares. He also inspected a stone inscription chamber at Shwemokhtaw monastery in Nyaungyan village, Thazi Township, where 513 stone inscriptions on Buddha’s teachings – known as Tri-Pitakat – are being preserved.  The union minister called for the proper maintenance of stone inscriptions to ensure their longevity.

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