Sites & cities that bear the name of Bada Valley

Bada Valley

Today in : Indonesia
First trace of activity : ca. 14th century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 14th century C.E
Recorded names : Napu Valley

Description : Bada Valley or Napu Valley, located in the Lore Lindu National Park in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, contains hundreds of megaliths going back to the 14th century that are called watu ("stone") in the local Badaic languages and arca ("statue") in Indonesian. The purpose of the megaliths and their builders are unknown. The megaliths in the Bada Valley were first discovered in 1908. Although the discovery has been going on for more than 100 years, little is known about the object, including when the stone statue was made. Some have speculated that the stones were carved around 5,000 years ago, while others think the megaliths were created around 2,000 years ago. Meanwhile, some people suspect that the stone is still related to megalithic culture in Laos, Cambodia, and several areas in Indonesia 2,000 years ago. According to Ancient Origins, it is not known who made the megalith statue in the Bada Valley. Megaliths in the Bada Valley are unique and different.

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