(Article of book en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Heritage Across Borders : The Funerary Monument of King Uthumphon

published at : Protecting Siam's heritage

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In 2012 the Burmese authority wanted to clear the old cemetery of Amarapura to make way for a new urban development project. They removed most of the old tombs from the site but the supposed tomb of the last king of Ayutthaya who was taken prisoner by the Burmese after the fall of the Siamese capital (1767). In the monkhood since 1758, he was resettled in the area of Amarapura where he died in 1796 and was entombed in a memorial monument (stupa). However, as the monument bears no inscription, the Burmese denied there was any proof that Umthumphon was entombed here. A Thai delegation was dispatched in Burma to enquire on the spot and its members found the site plausible. The preservation of the monument, to be excavated by the Association of Siamese Architects in 2013, could contribute to the amity between the two neighbors. - (GL)



Published at : Collection The Journal of the Siam Society / ISBN 978-616-215-059-3 ;

Editor : The Siam Society under Royal Patronage, Bangkok ; Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai - THAILANDE (2013)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 100 [pp. 269-278]

Bibliographic references : dissem.

Collation : index



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