A lesson from Bandung Bondowoso

Report on the damage cause by the earthquake at the Prambanan temple.

9 June 2006 (Jakarta Post) – Report on the damage cause by the earthquake at the Prambanan temple.

Jakarta Post, 9 June 2006

A lesson from Bandung Bondowoso

Sojiwan Temple, also located in the part of the Prambanan compound that belongs to Central Java province, is in an even worse condition. The body of the temple, which was actually undergoing reconstruction, has collapsed.

“In fact, the temple stones had been collected since 1950 and the renovation of the temple had been going on since 1992,” said Guritno of the Central Java Center for Archaeological Conservation and Heritage (BP3).It is really tragic because within just 57 seconds all these historical buildings were brought to the verge of collapse and may well vanish into the abyss of history if nothing is done to fix the damage.


Related Books:
Prambanan by S. Jhonny
Prambanan by Ariswari

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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