Dr. Elizabeth Moore, a scholar recognized for her services to Myanmar, was saddened

According to the Department of Archaeology and National Museum, Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Professor Emeritus of the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS University of London and the author of several books on Myanmar’s past, died at University College London Hospital at 5:20 p.m. London Standard Time. She was 75 years old when she passed away. From 1989 to 1990, Elizabeth Moore worked with the department conducting archeological research. She worked with Tampawady U Win Maung, the department’s outside researcher, in 1999 to investigate Bronze and Iron Age cultures in Myanmar.


Additionally, she was instrumental in drafting the candidacy dossiers for the Bagan Cultural Heritage Zone in 2016–2018 and the Pyu Ancient Cities in 2014 in order to secure their designation as World Heritage Sites. The lecturer made a substantial contribution to SOAS’s history and archaeology curricula for the upcoming generation of Myanmar scholars studying these subjects. To keep studies from falling apart, she arranged research paper reading workshops for SOAS University of London certificate and master’s degree recipients. Moore is the author of several books and articles about the history and culture of Myanmar, such as “Wider Bagan,” “Early Landscape of Myanmar,” “History of the Shwedagon Pagoda,” and “Pyu Landscape.” Her interest in ancient history went beyond Myanmar when she traveled to Thailand and Cambodia, where she co-authored papers with scholars from those countries.

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