A pile of bricks in a village in East Java may very well be the remains of a Hindu temple from the Majapahit period (15th-16th century).
Tempo Interaktif, 15 December 2010
A pile of old red bricks discovered in the tourist destination of Kayangan Api of Sendangharjo Village in Ngasem Sub-districts of Bojonegoro, East Java, is presumed to be the ruins of a temple from the Majapahit era, around the 1400-1500. The archaeological team from the University of Indonesia, which spent six days excavating the site, said that they recognized the templeâ€™s characteristics from its structure and surrounding area.
Archeologist Ali Akbar is convinced that the temple was used to honor the god Agni or fire god because it is located near a natural fire source. â€œThis could be the only one in Java,â€ he said. He suggested continuing the research because the excavation only covered an area of 25 square meters.