Sites & cities that bear the name of Batujaya


Today in : Indonesia
First trace of activity : ca. 2nd century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12th century C.E
Recorded names : Kompleks Percandian Batujaya

Description : Batujaya is an archeological site located in the village of Batujaya, Karawang in West Java, Indonesia. Archaeologist suggests that Batujaya temples might be the oldest surviving temple structure in Java, estimated was built during Tarumanegara kingdom circa 5th to 6th century CE. The site is five square kilometers in area and comprises at least 30 structural in what Sundanese call hunyur, or unur (high mounds of earth consisting of artifacts). Unur is similar to the manapo found at the Muara Jambi archaeological site. Based on the radiometric analysis of carbon 14 on artifacts at Blandongan temple, one of the Batujaya temple sites, it is known that the oldest chronology comes from the 2nd century AD and the youngest comes from the 12th century.

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