Majapahit site to be left 'neglected'

After having come under fire for the collapsed tentage, authorities have decided to leave the Majapahit site open to the elements and instead reinvest the money into building better museum facilities.

Majapahit Site Left Neglected
Tempo Interaktif, 17 September 2010

Nothing more can be done to prevent the damage to the ancient site of the Majapahit Information Center Museum in Trowulan, Mojokerto, East Java, by rain and erosion.

Terob, which is used to protect the site, has been damaged and repaired several times until it spent hundreds of millions of Rupiah.

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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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