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‘Prehistoric’ burials found in Mandalay

Several burials believed to be from the Bronze and Iron Ages have been found at an archaeological excavation site in Myanmar's Mandalay Region, an official of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum said.

‘Prehistoric’ burials found in Mandalay
Credit: Dept. of Archaeology
The remains were discovered at the site in Kyi Kyi village in the Nwartogyi township in central Mandalay.

U Kyaw Oo Lwin, director general of the department, said that pottery, animal bones, mussel shells, bone and stone beads, and two bronze arrowheads were also recovered from the site.

“We have since re-buried the skeletons after recording the finds,” U Kyaw Oo Lwin added.

This is the first time Bronze and Iron Age finds have been made in Myanmar the archaeologist said.

Source: Myanmar Times [December 31, 2019]


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