Proposals for Conservation of Monument B3
the last solution elaborated to enable the preservation of Monument B3
within the RNR-RC compound at Batpalathang, the author proposed a
tentative plan to preserve and present the archaeological site to future
concept includes the following goals:
integrates the monument within the courtyard located just in front of
the building devoted to the laboratories.
monument is presented didactically to the visitors with an explanation
aspects of the monument can be observed: (1) one monument half
(eastern or western, depending on architectural constraints) is
reconstructed as it could have been historically. This part is
directly accessible to the public. (2) The other half is consolidated
to show the state of preservation at excavation time. This part is not
directly accessible but clearly observable from the periphery.
project should be feasible at low cost, using local workmanship and
eventually local volunteering.
Practically, the project includes
consolidation of the superstructures made of dry masonry (cementing). The
central chamber should be shown without its fill and cover, but this
necessitates proper drainage of rainwater in southern direction (two drain
tubes running under the southern platform wall). The accessible
reconstructed half would finally consist mainly in a peripheral wall
circumscribing a grass surface terminated by a light steel and wire fence
from where the public has a perfect view on the platform and its empty
chamber. The grass area is accessible through a small gate located north.
The main explanation panel is set up within the grass surface.
implementation of such preservation and presentation project still depend
on a list of factors including (1) financing, (2) coordination with and
approval by the National Commission for Cultural Affairs, (3) cooperation
of RNR-RC Jakar. The author stays at disposal of all concerned agencies
and organization for further development of the integration project