The Jakarta Post
The Sangiran Museum, which will display fossils of early humans, ancient animals and other relics, is expected to be open to the public in 2014.
The museum, currently being constructed in Sangiran, Sragen, Central Java, will be an information center for prehistoric human civilizations and will meet international standards.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited the site on Thursday, accompanied by 11 of his Cabinet ministers and Central Java Governor Bibit Waluyo.
“As a study center to learn more about our world in past civilizations and about human evolution, this museum is incredible,” the President told reporters.
He also expressed optimism that the museum would encourage tourists to come to the region, which could then help to stimulate the local economy.
The site, dubbed the “Homeland of the Java Man”, will house more than 100 pieces of...