"Gunung Padang is undoubtedly one of the most important discoveries in Southeast Asian archaeology, if not the entire world," says Professor Dr. Dominik Bonatz of the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Freie Universität. "However, internationally very little is known about the exploration of Gunung Padan."
The monuments of Gunung Padang – terraces and blocks – are near the village of Karyamukti, about 120 kilometers south of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. In recent years the huge megalithic site has been in the headlines in Indonesia due to the allegation that the oldest pyramid in the world is located there. In his lecture, Ali Akbar will address the significance of Gunung Padang.
- Dr. Ali Akbar (Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia), The Gunung Padang Site in Indonesia (West-Java): Its Implication to Research on Megaliths and Civilization
- The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free.