National Museum in Yangon, Myanmar.

Lion Throne Showroom.

The main exhibit of the National Museum is the Lion Throne. It is over 150 years old, made from Yamanay wood and guided all over.

This artefact was used by the King to adjudicate on law cases. It was taken to Kolkata and finally returned to Myanmar after Independence in 1948. This is the only throne left intact as the other 8 were destroyed during World War II.

The other floors display Royal Regalia, Natural History, Prehistoric Period and Myanmar Arts and Crafts.

The overall impression was totally overwhelming. I was particularly impressed by a collection of bones, which were 50 million years old and a broad collection of sculptures and carvings.

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