Archaeologists protest Majapahit Archaeology Park proposal

Archaeologists and residents are voicing protest towards the central government’s plan to build an archaeology park in Trowulan, East Java, over what may be a potentially archaeologically-rich area which is thought to be the original site of the 12th-15th century Majapahit kingdom.

Protests over Majapahit Archeology Park
Tempo Interaktif, 18 November 2008

Several archeologists and residents around Trowulan, East Java, disagree with the government’s plan to construct the Majapahit Archeology Park in Trowulan sub-district, Mojokerto Regency.

They are worried the construction will damage the Majapahit original site as it will be built on top of it.

Related Books:
Java in the 14th Century: A Study in Cultural History The Nagara-Kertagama by Rakawi, Prapanca of Majapahit, 1356 A.D.
Desawarnana: (Nagarakrtagama (Verhandelingen Van Het Koninklijk Instituut Voor Taal-, Land- En Volkenkunde, 169)
Early Kingdoms of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Malay Peninsula

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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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