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Jakarta Post

Bunker declared cultural heritage site

  • Ainur Rohmah

    The Jakarta Post

Semarang   /   Sat, July 14 2012   /  07:09 am

The Central Java Prehistoric Legacy Conservation Center ( BP3 ) has announced that a bunker found recently at the compound of the Dr Kariadi General Hospital in Semarang, the provincial capital, is a cultural heritage site.

An archeologist from the BP3, Muhammad Junawan, said the bunker was a legacy from the Dutch colonial era and was built around 1939-1945. “It was built during World War II, when bunker developments were common,” Junawan said in
Semarang on Friday. The bunker was discovered on June 24 by construction workers while preparing the site for development of the hospital’s waste-management system.

Mulyono, a foreman of the project, said the bunker was found accidentally when workers were using a large machine to flatten a mound for the development of the project. “It was sealed with a door that was extremely rusty,” he said.

Based on the agen...