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Gunung Padang is a megalithic site located in Karyamukti village, Cianjur regency, West Java Province of Indonesia, 50 km south-west of the city of Cianjur or 6 kilometers from Lampegan station. It is the largest megalithic site in South-Eastern Asia. The existence of the site is mentioned in Rapporten van de Oudheidkundige Dienst (ROD, "Report of the Department of Antiquities") in 1914. The Dutch historian N. J. Krom also mentioned it in 1949. Employees of National Archeology Research Centre visited the site in 1979 for a study of archaeology, history and geology. Located at 885 metres above sea level, the site covers a hill in a series of terraces bordered by retaining walls of stone that are accessed by successive steps (about 400 andesit steps = 95 metres). It is covered with massive rectangular stones of volcanic origin. Sundanese People consider the place as sacred and believe the site as a result of King Siliwangi attempt to build a palace in one night. The asymmetric Punden Berundak is facing up to northwest, to Mount Gede, mainly constructed for the purpose of worship and built in a position that has been noticed geomantic and astromantic factors. Based on megalith shape the site is built in 1,500 years BC.
I'm really starting to hate the word "pyramid".
Anything passes for one these days.
If a cow takes a dump on the lawn...it's a pyramid.
reply to post by pandersway
It looks like Nan Madol and LeLu island date around the 1200's a.d. with Nan Madol being slightly older, they both were probably part of the same culture. West Java is 3,500 miles away from Micronesia.
I don't know enough about these places to comment further, other than it's interesting that they
both used building blocks the same shape and size.edit on 3-12-2013 by weirdguy because: (no reason given)
There are online references to Nan Madol being 10,000 years old with many ruins under the sea. This has all sparked my imagination and I will have to delve more deeply into it over the next few days. I wonder if there are other places with the same stone work.