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8 April 2007
Ancient graves and ovens unearthed in Thailand

The Mineral Resources Department (MRD) of Thailand have unearthed two more ancient ovens in Phitsanuloke's Muang district, while local archaeologists in Nakhon Ratchasima Thursday found ten ancient graves with human bones and items dating back more than 2,000 years. MRD director-general, Apichai Chawacharoenphan revealed the department had teamed up with the Fine Arts Department and local agencies to survey Wat Tapakhaohai that also has a school within its compound in Tambon Hau Raw earlier this month, and had so far unearthed two ancient ovens. The survey, used a device called a Fluxgate Gradiomagnetometer to detect the buried ovens, he said.

Source: The Nation (4 April 2007)

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