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TEDxNUS - What is unknown about archaeological findings on Singapore Island - John Miksic

Dr. John N. Miksic, a faculty member at the Southeast Asian Studies Programme at NUS, has spent most of the past 30 years doing archaeological research in Singapore. His research has seen him excavate sites from the backyard of the St. Andrew's Cathedral in the bustling central district of Singapore to sites at the foundation of Angkor in Cambodia. At TEDxNUS 2010 he delves into the intrinsic link between history and memory. He showcases through a historic pelemsest how South-East Asia has been subject to a loss of it's identity and memory. He regales us with the story of Singapore before Raffles's discovery in 1819 and through myriad examples showcases the erosion of historic memory.
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