Archaeologists to examine artefacts from Java's ancient kingdoms

Indonesian archaeologists will investigate three newly-unearthed artefacts from Kediri regency in East Java, which may shed light on the transition between the kingdoms in central and east Java. Unfortunately, the article doesn’t specify the nature of the artifacts unearthed.

Archeologists to Examine Ancient Relics
Tempo Interactive, 11 September 2008

The Kediri regency administration has asked archeologists from the Antiquities and Relics Conservation Agency (BP3) in Trowulan, Mojokerto, to examine three ancient relics which were found by local residents two weeks ago. However, the discoveries were only reported yesterday by the government.

“We have reported the findings to BP3 Trowulan for further examination,” Kediri regency government spokesman, Sigit Rahardjo, told Tempo yesterday.
The three relics were initially found by Saiin, a laborer from Babadan village, digging the earth.

Related Books:
Ancient History (The Indonesian Heritage Series) by Indonesian Heritage
The Pararaton by I Gusti Putu Phalgunadi
Early Kingdoms of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Malay Peninsula by P. M. Munoz

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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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