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Cataloging and digitizing estampages of inscriptions from Leiden University Library

A blogpost by Arlo Griffiths

Thanks to colonial-period connections not only with scholars and institutions in the Dutch East-Indies, but also with archaeologists in British India, the Leiden University library (UBL) holds a number of documents relevant to the study of Indonesian and Indian epigraphy.

 

UBL, Kern Institute Collection: one of 11 estampages under number D44. The original is still preserved at Museum Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Archaeological Excavations at Prasat Khnar Temple, Cambodia

Vīrāśrama base

 

A post by Chloé Chollet & Dominique Soutif

This year, the Yaśodharāśrama Research Program conducted excavations in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia. The program is co-directed by Dominique Soutif (EFEO), Julia Estève (Mahidol), Chea Socheat (APSARA) and Edward Swenson (University of Toronto) and funded this year by the Excavations Commission of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the DHARMA project (ERC n° 809994) and the Hal Jackman foundation.

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Successful Mission at Mahasthangarh, Bangladesh

Recipe for a successful archaeological mission at Mahasthangarh in Bangladesh Use-by date: from 27 October until 22 December 2019

A blogpost by Coline LEFRANCQ

Morning glory at South-East of Bairaghi Bhita temples excavations 2019 ©  MAFBM

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 amazing archaeological site
  • 1 excavation house close to the Museum of Mahasthangarh
  • 4 bodyguards to take care of the excavation house (Jumilla, Joana, Polash, Massud)
  • 4 local experts in pottery management (Ashraful, Zulfikar, Rizaul, Shopikul)
  • 44 very dedicated workers masters of the pickaxes and trowels
  • 1 boro boss Bangladeshi
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