The Palace of Kartasura, a Fading Origin of Solo

ITS—The four meters high and two meters thick wall looks dull and neglected. Most parts of the wall are covered with moss and weeds. At the gate of the wall, the information board shows that the building is the heritage of the Kartasura Palace. Referring to its history, the Kartasura Palace was the origin of […]

History of Ceramics

ITS–According to history, the art of ceramic made in Indonesia achieved its fine quality during the Majapahit kingdom, which lasted from the 13th to the 15thcentury in Java. The art of ceramics has spread across the archipelago. In South Sulawesi archeologists have found ceramics of fine quality dating back to the 17th century. One record […]

Perning I

ITS–The “Perning I”fossil, also called Pithecanthropus modjokertensis or robustus, was found by Tjokrohandojo, who worked under the supervision of Duyfjes, in 1936 in Perning Village, Mojokerto, East Java. The skull is thought to have belonged to a six year old child. The fossil is the oldest of all Pithecanthropus race living in the Pleistocene age […]

Wajak I

ITS–The “Wajak I” fossil was excavated in Wajak Village, Tulungagung, East Java, and is considered to be a skull of homosapiens. The fossil was discovered in 1889 by Van Rietschoten, but first studied by the Dutchman Eugene Dubois, the first paleontologist to conduct research in Indonesia. The “Wajak I” fossil consists of fragments of the […]

Ngandong VII

ITS–The “Ngandong VII” fossil, categorized asPithecanthropus soloensis, was discovered in 1932 in Ngandong Village, located in Central Java by a team of researchers headed by Ter Haar, Oppernorth and Von Koenigswald. The fossil is considered to be the skull of a woman at an estimated age between 45 and 50 years old. The fossil is […]

Sambung Macan I

ITS–The “Sambungmacan I” fossil consists of two skulls that were discovered in 1937 in Ngadirejo Village, Sambung Macan, in Central Java. It consists of two fragments of skull and is categorized as Pithecanthropus soloensis.

Sangiran X

ITS–The “Sangiran X” fossil is one of many fossils found in Sangiran, Central Java. The fossil, discovered by Teuku Jacob in1963 is called Phithecanthropus Erectus. The fossil consists of the skull and left cheekbone of an estimatedly 20-year-old man. There were many other fossils of the race found before and after in a number of […]

Bali Sarcophagus

ITS–This iron sarchopagus and crypt for the dead is located in Bali. Many researchers have studied the sarcophagus, among them are: Van Stein, Callenfels, Van Heekeren, and Soejono. Soejono managed to make a classification and topology of this sarcophagus. Through his year long research in 1960, he succeeded in classifying the sarcophagi found throughout Bali […]

Sangiran XVII

ITS–The “Sangiran XVII” skull fossil was found in 1969 in Sangiran Village located in Central Java. It is also categorized into Phitecantropus soloensis. The fossil of adult man is thus far the most complete remains of Pithecanthropus ever found; only the mandibles were missing.

Menhir Statues

ITS–Some of the megalithic treasures in Sulawesi are concentrated around Lake Poso. The treasures consist of menhirs and menhirs based on man; erect, rude stones carved in the form of a human without feet. The tallest of the statues is 1.75 centimeters, and generally the bottom part of the statues is buried from 20 and […]