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Moore, Elizabeth and Win, San (2014) 'Sampanago: ‘city of serpents’ and the first Muttama (Martaban).' In: Revire, Nicholas and Murphy, Stephen, (eds.), Before Siam was Born: New Insights on the Art and Archaeology of Pre-Modern Thailand and its Neighbouring Regions. Bangkok: River Books, pp. 216-237.

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The discourse between riverine and maritime sites in lower Myanmar during the late first and early second millennium CE has received little attention, with literature focusing on single sites and their dependence upon upper Myanmar [Map 1]. However, as we explain in this essay, it was the variety and fluctuations between a series of sites that sustained the economic and religious significance of this area. Our argument is epitomised by the archaeology and chronicles of Sampanago (Campānāga) or “City of Serpents” (16°40’5.91”N,97°35’46.90”E)

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Martaban Archaeology Suvannabhumi
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History of Art and Archaeology
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 08:53

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