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Centuries-old stone set in controversy

Centuries-old stone set in controversy
trefwoorden: Thailand - inscriptie - stele - Sukhothai periode
The validity and origins of a Sukhothai-period stele inscribed with what is believed to be the first-ever record of Thai script remains hotly contested.
Despite the inscribed stone being added to Unesco's World Heritage list. Since Rattanakosin-period monarch King Mongkut (Rama IV) uncovered the stone when he was a prince in 1833, numerous theories on the origins of the stele have been presented and debated.

Lees verder bij: The Nation (8 september 2003)