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Bunkers, stones, structures listed as protected heritage

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 20 2009   /  11:40 am

BOGOR: A team of archeologists listed four bunkers, three stones with round-shaped holes (batu dakon) and two terrace structures (punden berundak) in three separate locations in Bogor municipality as protected heritage earlier this month. Senior archeologist Prof. Uka Tjandrasasmita, Lutfi Yondri from the Bandung Archeology House, Hasan Djafar from the University of Indonesia, and Zakaria Kasimin from the Heritage Conservation House in Banten, reached their decision after examining the artifacts over a 10-day period. Uka said the bunkers, located in Batu Tulis subdistrict, were built between 1939 and 1941 under the Dutch colonial administration and served as defense strongholds against Japanese troops.
The stones found in Empang and Pasir Jaya subdistricts, as well as the terrace structures in Pasir Mulya subdistrict are from the megalithic era. All the artifact...