R E S E AR C H ING IN T H E FI E LD ­ T H E SRI K S E TRA M US E U M , P YAY, M YAN M AR – TAASA Review September 2014

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Charlotte Galloway O n 22 June 2014, at the UNESCO conference in Doha, Myanmar’s Pyu city sites became inscribed on the World Heritage List.

The three city sites of Sri Ksetra, Beikthano and Halin are recognised as the most intact and largest examples of first millennium settlement in Southeast Asia, and also are key in tracing the development of Buddhism through the region.

I was particularly delighted to see the sites so recognised, especially as I have visited Sri Ksetra a number of times, and had just spent extended periods there in the first half of 2014 while on sabbatical from the Australian National University. ...