There have been quite a few interesting archaeology stories/websites I’ve come across lately. Now seems like time to share them.
-I’ve been reading a Vietnamese archaeology blog via Google Translate for while now. Recently the owner re-posted an interesting series of photos showing various steps in a Cham cremation ceremony. I can’t seem to get Google Translate to work on the original website, which is here.
-Exciting news out of Angkor, that a giant Buddha sculpture was discovered while doing restoration work at Ta Prom.
-A few months ago Andy’s Cambodia had a short blurb on the very interesting jar burials in the Cardamom Mountains.
-Related to my earlier post on NOT buying looted artifacts is this article from Tess Davis on the sale of Khmer antiquities.
–A great post from the Cambodia Stone Project on Khmer quarries.
-A shout-out for the Kerdomnel Khmer blog, a companion to the Khmer archaeology magazine (in Khmer with some English).
-A Phnom Penh Post article from this summer on the restoration of Banteay Chhmar.
-Lastly, I could kill hours just staring at these amazing photos from the May Ebihara collection and Then and Now: Historical Photographs of Cambodia. Both are stored online at the Southeast Asian Digital Library. The photo below is from the Then and Now collection, showing a flooded street in Phnom Penh. Flooding in Cambodia and Thailand has been severe this year. My thoughts go out to everyone in these regions dealing with the floods.