Perak Man returns home


LENGGONG: The 10,000-year-old skeletal remains known as the Perak Man was returned to the Lenggong Archeological Gallery last October, three years after it was first put on public display at the National Museum in 2010, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

"The decision to return the Perak Man here came from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) after they declared Lenggong Valley as a World Heritage Site in 2012.

"It is being stored in a special room to protect the condition of the remains.

"The Narional Heritage Department checks the temperature and humidity records of the room twice daily," he told reporters after launching the Lenggong Traditional Food Carnival on Saturday.

The Perak Man will be open to the public for viewing starting from Feb 15.

The Perak Man was discovered in Lenggong Valley in 1990.

Politicians and Perakians began calling for the remains to be returned to Lenggong Valley shortly after the site was recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site.

On a separate matter, Nazri said National Geographic was set to air a documentary on the Royal Belum Rainforest in February.

"The filming was done last year and a Teniar orang asli acted as a guide for the filming crew.

"Hopefully, the documentary will spur Western interest in the rainforest, which is the oldest rainforest in the world," he said.

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