Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sungai Batu, Kedah archaelogy

This ancient archaeological site of the Bujang Valley has been known by the British settlers since 18 century. In the year 2007, Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR) discovered several sites in Sungai Batu. It reveals a huge complex of settlement at the height of the Bujang Valley Civilization. The excavations also revealed fallen brick structures and uncovered artefacts such as beads, iron objects, iron slags, iron knives, tuyere and burnt areas. The Sungai Batu monument (see picture 1 and 2) is an interesting find which has rough resemblance of some of the known temples and monument in Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

Location: Sungai Batu, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia.

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