Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Digging Up Our Past
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Digging Up Our Past

Another Ancient Sarcophagus Unearthed in Gianyar.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/28/2009)

Intensive digging of clay fields for the production of building bricks in the fields of the Keramas village in Gianyar, Bali is yielding an unexpected harvest of ancient sarcophagi that affirms Bali's advanced state of human settlement dating back at least 3 millennia. As reported on balidiscovery.com [See: Uncovering Bali's Ancient Past ] the discovery of the twelfth ancient stone burial urn in the fields near Blahbatuh on January 12, 2009, was seen by archaeologists as proof of Bali's inhabitation by an advanced society centuries before the dawn of the Christian era.

Sarcophagi Popping Up Like Fungi

On Sunday, February 1, 2009, the thirteenth stone coffin was unearthed only 7 meters from the similar discovery made nearly three weeks before. The latest object is 60 centimetres long and 57 centimetres high.

Drs. Made Swastika, a researcher form the Bali Archaeology Department confirmed that the Keramas area in the Gianyar regency was a popular human settlement area 2,000 – 3,000 years ago as proven by the continuing discovery of burial objects and the ruins of religious sites found in the area dating from the megalithic era.

Drs. Swastika told the press that the people who lived in these areas at that time lack writing instruments but, nonetheless, had already developed sophisticated burial rituals that dictated the use of elaborate sarcophagi seen as a means of guaranteeing safe conduct to the after-life. Swastika also said that the ideology of these ancient peoples perceived an after-life that mirrored their mortal existence.

The thirteen burial urns are now part of the collection of the Prehistoric Museum in Bedulu (Museum Prubakala Bedulu).


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Feverish Concern
Dengue Fever Cases on the Increase in Bali
(5/3/2015)
Rabies Widens its Grip
Rabies Case Confirmed in Bangli Bovine Population
(5/3/2015)
Tear This Wall Down!
Badung Lawmakers Inspect Beach Wall Erected by InterContinental Resort Canggu Bali
(5/3/2015)
Lovina Business at a Low Ebb
Lovina Water Park in North Bali Gets 14-Day Deadline to Secure Licenses and Permits
(5/3/2015)
Shrinking Time and Distance in Bali
Bali Prepares to Add 145 Kilometers of New North – South Toll Roads
(5/3/2015)
The Governor’s Good Health
Bali Governor Made Pastika in Singapore on Medical Visit
(5/3/2015)
Dead Man’s Float
American Man Dies while Snorkeling at Nusa Penida, Bali
(5/3/2015)
Cloudy Beer
Situation on the Sale of Beer in Bali Remains Undefined and Unclear
(5/3/2015)
Questioning the Value of Australian Education
Editorial: Following Execution of 'Bali 9' Members, Lecturer from Swinburne University Asks Indonesians Not to Attend His Classes
(5/5/2015)
Is Tourism Killing People?
Bali Warned that Water and Time Running Out for Bali Tourism
(5/3/2015)
Getting it Back to Nature
Homes of 50 Families Demolished in Conservation Area at Danau Tamblingan, North Bali
(5/3/2015)
Island Fever
Bali Ranks High in TripAdvisor List of World’s Best Islands
(5/3/2015)
All [News]!