Archaeology at Mrigadayavan Palace

Archaeology is the study of past human activity through uncovering and analysing material culture. The study proves both ancient and recent history, and helps us understand not only when and where people lived, but also how they lived. Some of the things archaeologists examine and analyse include fossils, skeletons, ceramics, soil stains and plant remains.

While history uses written documents to interpret the past, archaeology relies on concrete artifacts, features and ecofacts to inform us about how life was like in the past. The study of archaeologists is important to allow a better and more accurate understanding of the culture and habits of the people.

At Mrigadayavan Palace, current archaeological studies include finding the original path that was used when the Palace was built in 1923. The original path has been covered up by soil and grass some time between the abandonment of the Palace in the 1930s and the Second Restoration in 2015. Archaeologists found different soil profiles, rocks and tiles that lined the original path, and pieces of ceramics. Another project that the archaeologists are working on is also finding the train tracks that connected Mrigadayavan Palace to the train station in Hua Hin.

Archaeology is instrumental in helping us understand how King Rama VI might have spent time in the Palace during his two visits in 1924 and 1925. The study also bridges any gaps and information that might have been lost during the duration of the Palace’s abandonment.

Artifacts

BULLETS

Found between 8th May 2017 - 29th May 2017

STONEWARE

Found between 22nd May 2017 - 23rd May 2017

ROOF TILE

Found between May 2017 - June 2017

PORCELAIN PIECES

Found between 13th May 2017 - 2nd June 2017

STONEWARE

Found between 22nd May 2017 - 23rd May 2017

WINDOW HOOK

Found between May 2017 - June 2017