Hi all to this short report about some very unexpected artifacts I found in a Southern Thai museum on the premises of Wat Pra Mahathat, Nakhon Si Thammarat’s claim to fame. For a complete article about my trip here, please read more here http://samui-weather.blogspot.com/2007/06/trip-to-nakhon-si-thammarat.html
The most amazing artifact they had, was a 12 meter long whale skeleton, which is shown on the two pictures below.
This particular picture, shows the whale from the back. Although there’s a sign (in Thai) that clearly states that it’s not allowed to write on the bones, the bones are covered from top to toe in graffiti.
I thought this a pretty astonishing find in a most unexpected place, namely inside the temple grounds of one of Thailand’s largest temple complexes.
Besides the whale skeleton, there are also these turtle shields, a grand total of 6 massive turtle shields and a smaller turtle, in full original size, above them in the same cabinet, together with dozens of other shells.
Thought these unexpected artifacts interesting enough to share with you, although they’re only remotely related to diving.