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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 Nation’s Oldest Known Ship
Jakarta Globe, 16 September 2010

A funding shortfall has threatened to sink the planned development of a maritime museum — set to be the biggest museum in the country — in Punjulharjo village in the Central Java district of Rembang.

Preservationists say the museum, which would be built around the remains of the oldest-ever ship to be discovered in the archipelago, requires five hectares of land.

The ship, however, was discovered on private property, and finding money to purchase the land has proved difficult.

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