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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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
Article is in Bahasa Indonesia
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Construction at Trowulan cancelled

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via Jakarta Post, 24 October 2013:

Local administrations in East Java are expected to revoke a building permit issued to a private firm that plans to build a steel mill in the vicinity of what was once the ancient capital of the Majapahit Kingdom, Trowulan, following weeks of protests from preservation societies and archeologists.

East Java Governor Soekarwo said that the local administration in Mojokerto would press ahead with its move to revoke the permit, despite a protest from the steel company, PT Manunggal Sentral Baja.

Source: Following protests, govt moves to save historic Majapahit capital | Jakarta Post

Majapahit may be larger than believed

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A new archaeological find 12km from the traditional centre of the Majapahit capital region, but contemporary to it may suggest that the boundaries of the capital is larger than currently believed. Ceramics containing the symbol of Majapahit royalty were found in this site.

Majapahit capital may be larger than previously believed
Jakarta Post, 07 January 2011
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