Ancient temple attraction in unkempt state

The ruins of an ancient temple dating to the Majapahit period in east Java has been in an unkempt state despite its heritage value. The original article is in Bahasa Indonesia.

Candi Tua di Kayangan Api Terbengkalai
Tempo Interaktif, 31 March 2011
Translated with Google Translate

temple that allegedly places the time of Majapahit Hindu temple in the area of tourism in the village of Kaya Fire Sendangharjo, District Ngasem, Bojonegoro, unkempt.

The location of the temple is a pile of bricks is, located about 20 meters to the east at the point of eternal fire.

In mid-December 2010, a team of archaeologists, University of Indonesia (UI), do the excavation reaches the size of 10 meterx2, 5 meters and a depth of 0.5 meters. In fact, according to research led by Dr Ali Akbar, archaeologist UI, the possibility of such temples meterx40 measures 40 meters. While the depth of 1 meter to 3 meters.


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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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