Reliving ancient times


Burning discovery: Dr Mokhtar exchanging views with Prof Dr Rasmi Shoocongdej from Thailand on the ancient furnaces found at the Sungai Batu site in Semeling, Kedah. — LIM BENG TATT/The Star

SUNGAI PETANI: The Sungai Batu archaeology site, believed to be the oldest settlement in South-East Asia, should be turned into a living cultural gallery.

Director of USM’s Centre for Global Archaeological Research Prof Datuk Dr Mokhtar Saidin said the site, some 20km from here, could be modelled after the Iron Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

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