An Ancient Relic.
kindly gave me all the assistance in his power.
was a task of several daysa duration, as t e c *ir
were in the Fakkam language, the extinct dialect ot Lao,
which they had some difficulty in deciphering.
The inscription runs as follows : f
aIn the year Paksi (U. 930'), ttat'the great
dragon, in the third of the waxing of the ' , a
Wednesday, the eight following persons, us
and children,and mother,2TamMatjula, aa 6 a
Kata, Malikali, Maha vichai, Munla,5 and Oina, cast this image. They pray to reach the ^ ASinscription
In the centre of the pedestal, wi napntinff
on each side of it, is a geometrical design ^ePr the signs of the zodiac, to which the following as a key
In tho centre, at X, is Mount!SinnaK 1 the universe : at N, E, S, and W\ ar ^ oceans,
of the earth, the intermediate spaces
^ figure 315 years old.
1 That is, a.d. 1568, which would make e name.
a Probably of the husband. A Motheras name.
4 Wifeas name. 6 The childrenas names.4 Wifea s name. 6 The childrena s names.