“It is extremely rare to find a structure like this here — it is unique for Denpasar. The structure dates back to the Bali Kuno period, so it predates the Majapahit period in Bali. Technologically it is also rare. Moving the stones into position means the traditional gotong royong [working together] must have been used. Each stone needs six men to lift and move,”
Ancient Balinese history was not uppermost in Ida Rsi Bhujannga’s life until plans to build a septic tank at his home turned into an archeological discovery that has scientists bewitched.
The elderly high priest says he is now fascinated by his community’s history, which the rare find of dozens of massive stones has uncovered. These meter-long stones are believed to be from a 14th century temple complex that may have been the largest ever constructed on the Island of the Gods.
Originally posted by mr10k
How much longer do I have to wait until Atlantis?
All these archaeological finds are amazing in their own right, but I really think that 'world changing discovery' is half-past due. Regardless, nice eyes Slayer. Keep up the good threads. S+f
Originally posted by Spike Spiegle
Great find this is, thanks for posting the news and the link slayer69.
I thought, I could add this for the more visual (>me
A large stone plate was excavated , the first of many discovered at the site. The Denpasar Archeology Agency took over the excavation and uncovered an 11-metre-long structure. "We will continue until (the whole structure is revealed)," said Wayan Suantika , an official in the agency.
Suantika told reporters that judging by the square structure's similarity to ancient temples found in east Java, it likely dates back to the 14th century, the paper said. "The strengthener layers in between the stone plates were another characteristic usually found in 13th or 14th century (structures)," he said.
Local residents also found ceramic wares and stone plates at the site, Suantika said. "This discovery is the largest stone temple found in Bali," he added.