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A site some think is a prehistoric pyramid from the ice age. Some scientists say it is a natural volcanic structure though.


10,000 Years Ago[]

Earlier History[]

  • Some dating techniques suggest the site could have been a pyramid built 22,000 years ago. This would be twice as old as the currently known oldest manmade monument, Gobekli Tepe.

Later History[]

  • Humans about 45 km away at Pawon cave were using tools of bone about 9500 years ago.
  • The artifacts at the surface were dated to 4800 years ago.
  • At some point, early humans arranged the volcanic rock slabs and built steps and walls around the mountain.

Modern History[]

  • Dutch colonists discovered the site in 1914
  • Employees of the National Archeology Research Centre visited the site in 1979 for a study of its archaeology, history, and geology.
  • In 2012, a survey was conducted that suggested that there were large chambers beneath the surface.
  • In 2013, a geologist suggested the site was volcanic in nature.
  • In 2014, the site was dug up again, but its methods were highly criticized.
  • In 2014, the Education and Culture Ministry declared Gunung Padang Megalithic Site a National Site Area


Gunung Padang Web Pages[]

Gunung Padang In the News[]

Skeptics Claim Government is Dilluding Itself (2013)[]

Tourism Park Prepares for an Event (May 2018)[]


Google Street View[]

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