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Ancient Sarcophagus Found in Gianyar Rice Field

Stone Coffin Estimated to be 2,500 Years Old

An ancient sarcophagus believed to be 2,000-2,500 years old, has been uncovered in a rice field in the Village of Keramas in Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency.

Sitting on land owned by Made Beni, the large stone vessel, believed to by a burial urn, was uncovered by a large excavator who move the sarcophagus to a safe location.

As reported by Bali Post on Sunday, December 30, 2018, the ancient relic was buried at a depth of 7-meters.

When officials from the Provincial Archaeology Agency arrived at the scene the burial urn was already in two parts, possibly damaged by the excavator. Several bones were also discovered.

From time to time, ancient stone sarcophagi are discovered in Bali originating from Bali’s megalithic era.

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