05 Apr '18, 2am

Archaeologists digging up the past at Singapore Art Museum - The New Paper

Archaeologists digging up the past at Singapore Art Museum - The New Paper

Not many may know that the Bras Basah area opposite the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) was the largest convict prison settlement in the British Empire in the early 19th century. Now, five archaeologists are looking to shed more light on the area's history through a three-week archaeology investigation at SAM . The team has started digging six 2m by 1m excavation pits - three in the front lawn and three more in SAM's courtyards. Actual excavation work will start on Saturday. The excavations, a partnership between the National Heritage Board (NHB) and SAM, are being carried out by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC), Archaeology Unit at the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute. They are part of Singapore Heritage Festival 2018. This is the first dig at the 160-year-old national monument, which will close next year for a major revamp that is due to be completed in 2021. Singapore Four long...

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