Nine cannonballs found nearby site of Fort Cornwallis cannons


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  • Monday, 05 Mar 2018

What a find: An aerial view of the excavation works at Fort Cornwallis at the Esplanade, Penang, where two cannons believed to be 200 years old were found. The cannons are covered under a blue canopy. (inset) Graduate students (from left) Saw, Noridayu, Nurulnatasha and Suhana showing the nine cannonballs that their team found near the two cannons.

GEORGE TOWN: Archaeologists have dug up nine cannonballs in the same trench at Fort Cornwallis where two centuries-old two cannons were found last month.

The cannonballs were found between Feb 26 and 28 during on-site excavation works by graduate students Noridayu Bakry, Nurulnatasha Azman, Suhana Yusof and Saw Chaw Yeh from the Centre for Global Archaeological Research at Universiti Sains Malay­sia.

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