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Below is a table of translated Pyu funerary inscriptions found on four stone burial urns, excavated outside the city walls of Sri Ksetra from what is believed to be a royal burial site.
The first dynasty, called the Wikyama (Vikrama) Dynasty, is believed by G. Luce and Than Tun to have launched the Pyu calendar with the epochal date of 22 March 638, which later became the Burmese calendar, in 640 AD.
The earliest mention is the fourth century AD account by Ch'ang Ch'u, with later accounts by Chinese pilgrims Xuanzang and Yijing in the seventh century AD .
While these written records assist with the dating of Sri Ksetra and demonstrate cross-cultural interactions, they are fragmented and cannot all be backed by other evidence.
Taking advantage of the confusion, a fourth group, the Mon of Lower Burma drove all indigenous groups out of Sri Ksetra.
Other important Pyu cities as Maingmaw and Binnaka could yield more artefacts with more extensive excavations).
It occupied an area larger than that of the eleventh century Pagan or nineteenth century Mandalay.
), located along the Irrawaddy River at present-day Hmawza, was once a prominent Pyu settlement.
The Pyu occupied several sites across Upper Myanmar, with Sri Ksetra recorded as the largest, the city wall enclosing an area of 1,477 hectares, Issues surrounding the dating of this site has meant the majority of material is dated between the seventh and ninth centuries AD, however recent scholarship suggests Pyu culture at Sri Ksetra was active centuries before this.Sri Ksetra was an important entrepôt between China and India.It was located on the Irrawaddy, close to the sea, before the Irrawaddy delta had been formed.The three principal stupas that are a feature of the Pyu landscape at Hmawza, Bawbaw gyi, Payama and Paya gyi, are also located outside the walls.