Stone with ancient scripture discovered in Burma

A stone with ancient scripture was discovered at Amyint Taung pagoda no 5 in Mrouk-Oo of Arakan, Burma, containing writing both on the front and back.

Stone covered with ancient scripture (by Burma News Agency)
Stone covered with ancient scripture (by Burma News Agency)

The scripture used was possibly written during Mrauk period, the time of the Mrauk-Oo Kingdom which ruled parts of Bangladesh and the Arakan region of Burma from 1429 to 1785. Experts were able to decipher 23 sentences written on the back of the stone, but 21 sentences on the front side were illegible due to damage of the surface. The content of the script was a warning of punishment with evil to anyone who destroys the donation schemes.

(after Burma News International)

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