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Jakarta Post

‘Iconic ancient structures might be found’

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 8 2012   /  08:38 am

A government official and a group of local scientists claimed another discovery in Indonesia that they said might alter the archipelago’s history as we know it.

President-sanctioned researchers from the Prehistoric Catastrophic Disaster Research Team said on Tuesday, during a discussion, that the Mount Padang site in Cianjur, West Java, might be just the tip of a bigger structure buried underneath.

“What we thought was that the 1- and 5-meter stacks of stones on the surface were from the megalithic period, but apparently that is not so — it is a very amazing structure,” team member Danny Hilman said.

The team is under the coordination of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s special staff for disaster mitigation and social assistance Andi Arief.

According to Andang Bachtiar, who is from the same team, a recent drilling process in several areas of the...