Megalithic settlement found in Sumatra

Published on February 22nd, 2010 | by Admin

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A 5,000-year-old settlement has been found in Southern Sumatra.

Irfan Wintarto, an official at the Lahat Culture and Tourism Agency’s Historical and Archeological Preservation Department, said local residents had discovered around 36 types of rocks on a 150-by-300-meter plot in the middle of a 2-hectare coffee plantation. The site is currently being investigated by the Archeological Region Conservation and Heritage Center (BPPP).

“The findings are believed to date back to around 5,000 B.C.,” Irfan said.

“The types of rocks and megaliths found are quite diverse.”

Among the items are a mortar and a 1-by-1.3-meter relief showing a woman riding an elephant with two children, and people being attacked by crocodiles and large snakes, as well as several altars believed to have been used for offerings.

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One Response to Megalithic settlement found in Sumatra

  1. arcturian says:

    Fantastic, it seems these artifacts are quite ancient!

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