A seminar on the Pyu civilisation featuring more than 50 presentations will be held at the Myanmar Bank Association in Yangon’s Yankin township from Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2.
The event’s organising committee says the seminar will bring together more than 60 professor, scholars and historians from both Myanmar and abroad.
The Pyu civilisation appeared in the second century BC and was likely subsumed into the Bagan empire by the 11th century.
The seminar is sponsored by Tun Foundation and presentations will consider contemporary documents about the Pyu from China and India, ancient manuscripts recording the Pyu civilisation, the views of colonial-era British writers on the Pyu and the “hidden history” of civilisation, according to organisers.
“The seminar aims to present the real history of Pyu, their cities and civilisation, culture and customs and to prove that Sri Ksetra is the first Myanmar kingdom,” a member of the organising committee said.