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Plaosan temple: Excavation halted as funds dry up

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 26 2012   /  10:57 am

The Central Java Prehistoric Legacy Conservation Center ( BP3 ) has been forced to stop excavation work on the third wall and trench that surround Plaosan Temple in Prambanan district, Klaten regency, Central Java, because it has run out of money.

Head of the center’s conservation and utilization section, Gutomo, said that the funds at its disposal had been allocated to restore the compound’s Perwara temples, which it expected to accomplish within seven months.

“Restoration is a routine activity and therefore must be prioritized,” Gutomo told The Jakarta Post, recently.

The fund for annual restoration work is apportioned from the state budget, while excavation funding is proposal-based and thus must be approved by the government.

A legacy from the 8th–9th centuries, Plaosan Temple is located in Bugisan subdistrict, about a kilometer to the northwest ...