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Responsable: Jacques Leider

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
20 Borommaratchachonnani Road
Bangkok 10170
Thailand
Tel: +66 2 433 12 68
Fax: +66 2 880 93 32 jacques.leider@efeo.net
efeo@sac.or.th


PRESENTATION
Discovery at Wat Cho Lae in Mae Taeng
30 NOVEMBER 11
After the general meeting of the EFEO in Chiang Mai, François Lagirarde and Phongsathorn Buakhampan went to Wat Cho Lae in Mae Taeng (Chiang Mai province) to examine a collection of manuscripts mentioned in a old inventory. Much to their surprise, they discovered that this monastic library is much larger than previously thought: it is stored inside six large traditional chests containing hundreds of palm leaves manuscripts (a thousand?) and many pap-sa, or manuscripts on mulberry paper, entirely new (photo). The head of the monastery allowed them to return in January to proceed with the digitization of the titles belonging to the corpus of traditional chronicles.

 manuscripts