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Ancient cannon found in Bangkok

Post by PeteC » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:47 am

Ancient cannon found at Sanam Luang
Published: 25/08/2018 at 07:46 PM
Online news: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... recent_box


A cannon believed to be around 200 years old has been uncovered in the middle of Sanam Luang in Bangkok.

Thai media reported the cannon might have dated back to the reign of King Rama II (1809 to 1824). It is 3.05m long with a 40cm muzzle.

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Re: Ancient cannon found in Bangkok

Post by migrant » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:41 am

Hmmm, if you look with a magnifying glass at the cannon picture, it looks like it says "Made in China"
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Re: Ancient cannon found in Bangkok

Post by dtaai-maai » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:04 am

200 years old, ancient? In the USA perhaps, but surely not in Thailand? And in the UK it would be described as 'old', or maybe just second-hand/used... :laugh:
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Re: Ancient cannon found in Bangkok

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:00 am

BB--I think you should put this photo on the Caption Contest.

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Re: Ancient cannon found in Bangkok

Post by Homer » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:28 pm

PeteC wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:47 am
Ancient cannon found at Sanam Luang
Historians place the early 1800s near the end of the Early Modern Period. But that doesn't make a good headline.

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