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The hunt for Myanmar's missing bell

A new search has begun in Myanmar for the Dhammazedi Bell - said to have fallen into a river near the country's capital in 1608

A new search has begun in Myanmar for what is thought to be the heaviest bell ever.

The Dhammazedi Bell, estimated to weigh nearly 300 tonnes, is said to have fallen into a river near the capital, Yangon in 1608.

Despite numerous attempts to find it, the bell has so far eluded everyone who has tried to retrieve it.

Jonah Fisher reports.

  • 19 Aug
  • From the section Asia