Scripted ancient stone found in Mrouk Oo of Arakan

Narinjara News, 31 August:

Scripted ancient stone

A scripted  ancient stone was uncovered at Amyint Taung pagoda no 5 in Mrouk Oo of Arakan State, said the ancient research department director U Nyein Lwin.

Speaking to Narinjara News, the director also informed that the stone was found on   August 26, where 44 sentences were written over it. Among those, 23 sentences were scripted on the back wand those were readable. But 21 sentences on the front side were illegible as it was partially damaged.

The main content of the script was the punishment with the evil. Anyone, who destroys the donation schemes, has to face the curse. The script is scheduled to get translated into the present day languages for mass consumption, informed U Nyein Lwin.

The height of the script is around 70 cm and the length of 80 cm. The thickness of the script is around 18 cm. The content of the script may not be useful in present days, but the stone has an archeological value.

The square type script was understandably written during Mrauk period in Mrauk Oo period style asserted the ancient research department director U Nyein Lwin.