MAGELANG - During this time, we are unsure if the Borobudur temple is the largest temple and historic sites in Indonesia. But wait, soon it will change. A site covering an four times area Borobudur temple is now being investigated by the Central Java Institute for Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BPCB) and researchers from the University of Gajah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta.
Recently, people of Gendungan, Kalibening village, Dukun, Magelang district find a site of ancient Mataram kingdom in the past. Sites that are found are the remains of a building that allegedly water gardens and stables, which is thought to be part of a settlement of one of the nobles of the kingdom.
The site was first discovered by a citizen named Sumarlan Sastra Sudarmo (74) while hoeing in the fields.
"When hoe, my hoe on a rock. After I dug, apparently an ancient mortars," said Sumarlan as reported kabarmagelang.com, recently.
On this discovery, he later told the chief of Kalibening village, Nurbiyanto. Nurbiyanto follow the Sumarlan invention by mobilizing residents and village officials to conduct excavations. When excavation, they found many ancient objects such as rocks.
"We found a mortar and long round pestle, round, yoni, gandik, reliefs and empty sculptures. Then we report to Disparbud Magelang regency," he said.
Site area in Gendungan, Kalibening village, Dukun, Magelang district