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Thieves target ancient temples in North Sumatra

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan | Tue, October 18 2011 | 09:49 am

PREMIUM A number of thieves in North Sumatra are reportedly targeting ancient temples in the province that are believed to contain treasures, including gold and silver relics.

The Medan State University’s Center for Historical Studies and Social Sciences (Pussis), disclosed that half of the 16 temples in Padang Lawas and North Padang Lawas regencies were currently at risk of being illegally exca...