Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Ancient Myanmar and the Ancient World (to 900AD)


A photo of the “Pyu” script

Myanmar's three 1st Millennium cities Halin, Beikthano-myo, and Sri Ksetra have recently been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This photo shows an example of the "Pyu" script, which is a variant of the Pallava script of South India. Irrawaddy valley Buddhism was strongly influenced by South Indian Buddhism during the mid-1st Millennium.