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Monastery discovered beneath 18th century Thai King’s tomb

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The remains of a monastery have been found beneath the tom of King Uthumphon in Mandalay, Myanmar.

Mickey Heart, a historian who leads the excavation team, said the foundations show the monastery building was about 18 meters wide, while the monastery compound was about five acres.

“We still can’t say exactly which abbot resided in this, but since it was situated near the pagoda built by the Thai king, it could have been the place where Thai abbots were living,” he told The Irrawaddy.

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Story: Yan Pai, The Irrawaddy | Photo: Teza Hlaing, The Irrawaddy

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