- 2006/12/02 Digging deep to verify Malacca wall status

Workers from the Museums Department have more on their hands than just digging deeper to unearth an ancient wall.

A wider stretch of land, along the length of the wall, will have to be dug as well. So far, a two-metre deep trench, measuring 10m by 2m, has been excavated in the area where a RM21mil revolving tower is to be built in the middle of town.

Work on the 110m revolving tower near Parameswara Jetty has been suspended to enable the Museums Department to verify the status of the wall.


Image: Work on the tower project has been stopped so that workers from the Museums Department can determine the status of the ancient wall.
Work on the tower project has been stopped so that workers from the Museums Department can determine the status of the ancient wall.



The department has asked for two weeks to complete its study.

Archaeologists, who are trying to verify whether the wall was among the bastions built by the Portuguese during their occupation of Malacca from 1511Ė1641, also plan to excavate another site two metres from the trench.

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