A column in the Jakarta Globe rounds up the current opinions about the supposed pyramids in Java, and points out the lack of evidence to support the theory and the lack of qualifications behind supporters of the theory.
The Thinker: A Pyramid Scheme?
Jakarta Post, 21 February 2012
A presidential-sanctioned group named the Prehistoric Catastrophic Disaster Research Team is claiming that the megaliths on top of Mount Padang in West Java are in fact part of a larger structure buried 18 metres below ground. Some of the claims made here by the scientists seem to be very sensational, and not all too factually correct – such as the claim that the structure dates to 4,000 years old and therefore older than the pyramids of Giza. The pyramids of Giza were built in the mid-third millennium BCE, which make them older than 4000 years. This same group is linked with the alleged pyramid at Mount Sadahurip. I wonder what’s with the fixation on the pyramids?
‘Iconic ancient structures might be found’
Jakarta Post, 08 February 2012
Don’t be fooled by the headline just yet, because it seems archaeologists are doubtful. But an amateur archaeologist is convinced that Mount Sadahurip in Java is the remains of a large pyramid supposedly larger than the great pyramid at Giza. Then again, it might be just be something like this story last year…
Indonesia Garut Pyramid Discovered by Chance
VIVAnews, 02 December 2011