GEORGE TOWN: A group of archaeologists and historians from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) discovered two 200 years old cannons at the Fort Cornwallis archaeology site here yesterday. Metro Two more old cannons were discovered during works to strengthen and reconstruct the seawall along the coastal road of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah (near the Esplanade) in George Town, Penang, on Dec 9 and 27, respectively. "Although there's an indication that they were built in 1757 (before Francis Light came to Penang), but the exact time can only be determined after USM has done the cleaning and necessary work. Mokhtar said the excavation and archaeological works at the fort, especially at the moat, proved that the fort was used as an actual fort historically. USM’s CAGR has been a consultant in the excavation and archaeological works at the fort since 2017. The discovery was made during the excavation of a moat around Fort Cornwallis to restore the authenticity and heritage value of the site, an initiative by the Penang government. Watch Queue Queue An aerial view of the excavation site at Fort Cornwallis at the Esplanade, where two cannons believed to be over 200 years old were found. "Although there's an indication that they were built in 1757 (before Francis Light came to Penang), but the exact time can only be determined after USM has done the cleaning and necessary work. "Shifting the cannons into Fort Cornwallis is expected to enhance the heritage value and attract more visitors, as well as academicians, to the place. var theDate = new Date(); Though intended for military use, Fort Cornwallis never engaged combat and was used more as an administrative centre during its operational history. Source: New Straits Times 20200103. via New Straits Times, 03 January 2020: Two more cannons – the largest so far found – have been found during reconstruction works around Penang’s Fort Cornwallis. Penang sets aside more than RM3.5m for the Indian community in 2021, says Chow, Only six Covid-19 cases in Kedah are from Penang, says Chow, Penang mulls EMCO for Mukim 13, continues to monitor Covid-19 cases in the area. The building is the earliest roofed structure surviving in Penang from the colonial era. Mokhtar said historical records showed that there were about 140 cannons and mortars at Fort Cornwallis but only 24 were accounted for. “That is probably why there are cannons in the area,” he said. Northern Region “However, with the discovery of the cannons and cannonballs at the end of last year, we might have to take another look at the fort’s history.” Mokhtar notes that there is no mention of cannons at the star-shaped fort on a map of the site dating to 1877. Two more cannons discovered at Fort Cornwallis, Troy deeney: Ronaldo's move to the MLS would be strange. Noor Zari said the ministry had yet to ascertain when the cannons were actually built but did not rule out the possibility that it was during the 17th century. Gabriel Jesus on the Brazilian national team: Everything can't just stick with Neymar. Think City chairman Datuk Dr Anwar Fazal said that this discovery will create public interest in archaeology. A large cannon points to the open sea (12272111493).jpg 4,288 × 2,848; 2.99 MB He said there were theories that the Fort Cornwallis was not “an actual fort” as it was too small to be one but the discovery of used and live ammunition during excavation works at the site proved otherwise. An aerial view of the excavation site at Fort Cornwallis at the Esplanade, where two cannons believed to be over 200 years old were found. He said the cannons and mortar dated back to about 200 years ago during the King George III era. The third cannon and one mortar were still at the excavation site, but Mokhtar said those will be taken to USM for conservation soon. By 1814, 77 cannons were installed along the brick walls of Fort Cornwallis, with a further 45 in reserve. "Although there's an indication that they were built in 1757 (before Francis Light came to Penang), but the exact time can only be determined after USM has done the cleaning and necessary work. Heritage activist Khoo Salma Nasution said “the whole of George Town is an archaeological site”. How did they get there? He said aside from the 2.2m and 2.35m long cannons buried 1.2m below the ground, his team found cannonballs. Share. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 . 2020 Archaeology Magazine, a Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, Letter From Singapore: The Lion City's Glorious Past. The option with Wolverhampton may work because of the Portuguese connections, Sturridge is still without a club, although the ban expired in the summer. Penang to see slower pace of investment in 2020, 'Three-island' project included in 2030 Penang Structure Plan, Don't repeat mistakes of BN gov't, Penang cable car critics say, CMCO rule change: Now 3 per vehicle allowed, List of locations affected by Covid-19 (Nov 13), 'No UEC recognition for now, resolution needs to follow education policy', Tiong: I don't mind backlash if it means keeping Health DG accountable, No. “We are also pleased that the discoveries are announced as a matter of public interest,” she said. Noor Zari said the ministry had yet to ascertain when the cannons were actually built but did not rule out the possibility that it was during the 17th century. This video is unavailable. Iron, by itself, is brittle, while primitive steel — an alloy of mainly iron and carbon — could not match the hardness of bronze during the fort’s heydays. "Shifting the cannons into Fort Cornwallis is expected to enhance the heritage value and attract more visitors, as well as academicians, to the place.

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