Scholar Dr Elizabeth Moore, honoured for contributions to Myanmar, mourned

Dr Elizabeth Moore, Professor Emeritus of the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS University of London, who authored numerous books on Myanmar’s history, passed away at University College London Hospital at 5:20 pm London Standard Time, as reported by the Department of Archaeology and National Museum. At the time of her passing, she was 75 years old.
Elizabeth Moore conducted archaeological research with the department from 1989 to 1990. In 1999, she collaborated with the department’s external researcher, Tampawady U Win Maung, to explore the culture of Myanmar’s Bronze Age and Iron Age.
She also played a key role in writing nomination dossiers for the Pyu Ancient Cities in 2014 and the Bagan Cultural Heritage Zone between 2016 and 2018 for their recognition as World Heritage Sites.
The professor significantly contributed to teaching history and archaeology to the new generation of Myanmar archaeological and historical scholars at SOAS. She organized research paper-reading seminars for diploma and master’s degree holders from SOAS University of London to prevent the disconnection of studies.
Moore authored numerous books and papers on Myanmar’s history and culture, including “History of the Shwedagon Pagoda”, “Early Landscape of Myanmar”, “Pyu Landscape”, and “Wider Bagan”. Her contribution to ancient history extended beyond Myanmar as she visited Thailand and Cambodia, collaborating with local experts to co-author papers and books. — ASH/NT

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Dr Elizabeth Moore during her research trip in Myanmar and some of her works on the country.
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