Archaeologists find two historic cannons at Fort Cornwallis

Looi Sue-Chern

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (left) examining the cannons during a visit to Fort Cornwallis today. Archaeologists have uncovered two cannons, estimated to be over 200 years old, at the fort. – The Malaysian Insight pic, February 20, 2018.

EXCAVATION works at the historic Fort Cornwallis in George Town, Penang, has unearthed two East India Company (EIC)-era cannons over two centuries old.

Both bear the insignia “GR” – Georgius Rex which is Latin for King George – suggesting they were from the reign of King George III (1760 - 1820).

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  • Meanwhile in other parts of Malaysia ............ if it doesn't about Islam ........ DON'T dig! (Not surprising many Malaysian archaeologists cannot earn a living.) I'm sure there are many Hindu relics waiting to be discovered but would the government wants to admit Malays were once Hindus? Racism still thrives in Malaysia.

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First