Residents Find Ancient Site of Majapahit Kingdom

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via Netral News, 08 February 2018:

Residents began arriving to take a closer look at the discovery site of the brick structure that is suspected as an AlasTrik Site in Kedung Bocok Village, Sidoarjo, East Java.

Source: Netralnews.com – Residents Find Ancient Site of Majapahit Kingdom

See also: Cultural Heritage Preservation Hall Confirms Trik Site is Part of Majapahit Kingdom | Netralnews.com, 09 Feb 2019

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Bali’s first mosque

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Bali's oldest mosque in Klungkung. Source: Jakarta Post 20160630

A feature on the oldest mosque in Bali, believed to be established during the Majapahit period.

Bali's oldest mosque in Klungkung. Source: Jakarta Post 20160630

Bali’s oldest mosque in Klungkung. Source: Jakarta Post 20160630

The earliest mosque on the Island of the Gods
Jakarta Post, 30 June 2016

Rusiah and other local residents believe that their ancestors were a group of 40 courtiers sent by King
Hayam Wuruk from the Majapahit Kingdom and that they were among East Java’s first Muslim converts.

Led by the only woman in the group, Dewi Fatima, the 40 converts formed an entourage for Gelgel’s king, I Ketut Nglisir, following his visit to Majapahit.

Village head Sahidin claims he is the direct descendant of those 40 courtiers, like many others in the village.

“The Gelgel king was invited to visit Majapahit in East Java. For his return journey, Hayam Wuruk ordered 40 Muslims from East Java to escort the king […] When they arrived here, because of their good behavior toward the king and his kingdom, they were invited to stay,” said Sahidin.

King Nglisir then awarded the new Islamic community several hectares of land just 500 meters to the south of his palace in Gelgel.

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Villagers find remains of Majapahit architecture beneath Trowulan

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Remains of Majapahit-era relics found in Trowulan district. Source: Sindonews 20150410

Trowulan in East Java is the centre of the Majapahit Empire, and locals still regularly find the remains of ancient architecture beneath the ground.

Remains of Majapahit-era relics found in Trowulan district. Source: Sindonews 20150410

Remains of Majapahit-era relics found in Trowulan district. Source: Sindonews 20150410

Menelusuri Peninggalan Majapahit di Desa Medali (1)
Sindonews, 10 April 2015
Article is in Bahasa Indonesia

Sisa-sisa peninggalan Kerajaan Majapahit memang banyak ditemukan di sejumlah desa di Kecamatan Trowulan, Kabupaten Mojokerto, Jawa Timur.

Di lokasi yang diduga kuat menjadi pusat Kerajaan Hindu itu terdapat banyak bangunan kuno yang masih berdiri tegar. Baik berupa candi, petilasan, atau bahkan kolam raksasa serta benda-benda lain milik warga kerajaan.

Memang tak hanya di Trowulan, bangunan bersejarah peninggalan kerajaan dengan patih tersohor Gajah Mada itu juga mudah ditemukan di beberapa desa di Kecamatan Sooko.

Wilayah ini memang berbatasan dengan Kecamatan Trowulan. Meski tak terdapat candi, namun bangunan kuno berupa petilasan dan tembok-tembok raksasa mudah ditemukan di kecamatan ini.

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Majapahit Village project ‘half-hearted’

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Members of a parliamentary team inspecting the Majapahit Village. Source: Koran Sindo 20150416

Work on a planned Majapahit-style village in Trowulan yesterday has been described as half-hearted after recent government inspections to the project note a number of differences between the plans and the final product. The Majapahit Village project was meant to promote cultural and historical tourism around the Majapahit empire that was centred there.

Members of a parliamentary team inspecting the Majapahit Village. Source: Koran Sindo 20150416

Members of a parliamentary team inspecting the Majapahit Village. Source: Koran Sindo 20150416

Proyek Majapahit Setengah Hati
www.koran-sindo.com, 16 April 2015

Proyek pembangunan Kampung Majapahit di Kecamatan Trowulan menjadi sorotan DPRD Mojokerto. Para wakil rakyat menilai Pemkab Mojokerto setengah hati mengerjakan proyek tersebut.

Penilaian itu muncul setelah sejumlah anggota Komisi C DPRD Kabupaten Mojokerto menggelar inspeksi mendadak di Desa Bejijong kemarin. Di lokasi proyek tersebut para wakil rakyat menjumpai bangunan khas Majapahit yang dibangun tidak sama antar satu dengan lain. Kondisi ini tentu berbeda dengan konsep awal ketika proyek itu pertama kali dicanangkan.

Saat itu Desa Bejijong dan sekitarnya diproyeksikan menjadi kawasan khas Majapahit dengan dicirikan bangunan rumah maupun tempat ibadah. Selain ada perbedaan dengan konsep awal, pertanggungjawaban proyek ini juga belum jelas.

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Excavations at Lombok cemetery suggests palace complex beneath

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Cemetery in Lombok may be part of an ancient palace ground. Source: Kabar24 20150117

A cemetery in Lombok may be part of a larger palace complex dating to the Majapahit kingdom.

Cemetery in Lombok may be part of an ancient palace ground. Source: Kabar24 20150117

Cemetery in Lombok may be part of an ancient palace ground. Source: Kabar24 20150117

Istana Rahasia Ditemukan Di Kompleks Pemakaman, Terkait Kerajaan Majapahit?
Kabar24, 17 January 2014
Article is in Bahasa Indonesia
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Preserving heritage builds community

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Trowulan Source: Inilah.com 20141122

Grassroots efforts to help preserve, maintain and promote the archaeology of Trowulan and the Majapahit Empire has led to real benefits to the community, including economic activity.

Trowulan Source: Inilah.com 20141122

Trowulan Source: Inilah.com 20141122

Pelestarian Majapahit Tingkatkan Ekonomi Warga
Inilah.com, 22 November 2014
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