6 October 2022
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife, together with the officials, visited Sri Ksetra ancient city on Wednesday.
Situated about 5 miles Southeast of Pyay in Bago Region, Sri Ksetra is the largest of ancient Pyu cities which have been inscribed on the World Heritage List. At the Field School of Archaeology, Union Minister for Religuous Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko and the official reported on the history of ancient Pyu cities, preservation works, efforts for inscription on the World Heritage List, research works on excavated items, conducting lectures at the Field School of Archaeology, excavation of ancient artefacts, displays of the ancient heritage at the museum, and cooperatation with the concerned officials to ensure that there is no illegal building and residence in the heritage zone.
The Prime Minister stressed the needs to expose Pyu Era costumes and to conduct research works on Pyu generation.
He urged all to make systematic works of preservation of ancient heritage to attract more local and foreign tourists which can support the development of the region. He also stressed to conduct historical lectures at the Archaeology Field School, and the government will provide the necessary assistance.
The Prime Minister and party later viewed the displays at Sri Ksetra Museum, and gave instructions on the needs. They later proceeded to the palace site, and inspected the conservation works. The Prime Minister also instructed to excavate the moat that had been situated at the palace site.
Sri Ksetra Ancient City is situated in HmawZar Village, about 5 miles Southeast of Pyay. The city was built in the circular shape with the city wall of 14 kilometer long, 4 meter wide and 10 meter high. It was comprised with 17 villages including HmawZar Village.
Along with the many remains ancient buildings, Sri Ksetra is still an inhabit at city. The excavation and research works have been carrying out since 1907 till to date.
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