A skull dating to about 500 BC was found in a cliff-side in Rembang, Java.
The local government of Rembang, in Central Java, releases funds to acquire land where an ancient ship was found, with the intent to build a maritime museum at a later time. The ship dates to the 7th century and is almost intact.
The lack of funds is threatening efforts to save and preserve the remains of a 7th century ship found in Central Java. The ship is the oldest known ship found in Indonesia and possibly Southeast Asia.
Maritime Museum Plan Runs Aground, Threatening Nationâ€™s Oldest Known Ship
Jakarta Globe, 16 September 2010