Month: September 2020

  • Cambodian man arrested with almost 300 centuries-old jars

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A man on Cambodia’s southern coast was arrested for possessing almost 300 centuries-old earthenware jars that he is believed to have salvaged from a shipwreck, an official said Tuesday. Khieng Phearum, a spokesman for Preah Sihanouk province, said the 42-year-old man was arrested late Sunday after authorities determined that he was […]

  • Ayurvedic literature: Delving into its history

    The travelogue of Chinese pilgrim Faxian was the earliest testimony to describe the healthcare system in ancient South Asia. It is close to the description by the earliest Ayurvedic compendium, Charaka Samhita Ayurveda has become a buzzword in the contemporary setting of medicine in the era of COVID-19. There are many discussions on Ayurvedic approaches […]

  • Buddha’s head restored on statue with 3D tech

    A Buddha’s head has been three-dimensionally printed to restore a stone statue at the Longmen Grottoes, a world cultural heritage site, in central China’s Henan Province. The printed head, which is 40cm tall and 30cm wide, perfectly matches the remaining part of the Buddha statue carved on the northern wall of Fengxian Temple in the […]

  • Sadly undervalued: Southeast Asia’s oldest civilisation – the Bujang Valley

    It felt utterly surreal. Standing inside the ancient ruins of the approximately 1,500-year-old Bukit Batu Pahat temple, built amidst delightful, lush greenery and the soothing sounds of the Merbok Kechil River running right next to it, I yearned to be transported to a time when the Bujang Valley civilisation in Kedah was at its zenith, […]