Centuries-old gold, jewelry from Sriwijaya era reportedly unearthed on burnt peatland

Centuries-old gold, jewelry from Sriwijaya era reportedly unearthed on burnt peatland

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-10-03 19:53

After months of being choked by haze from land and forest fires, residents of Ogan Komering Ilir in South Sumatra seem to have literally struck gold after they recently unearthed ancient treasure on land that had been cleared by burning.

The archeological objects were found on burned peatland in various locations in the regency, which is thought to have been a trading center during the era of the Sriwijaya kingdom era in the seventh century until the emergence of the Palembang sultanate in the 12th century, said Retno Purwanti, an archeologist from the South Sumatra Archeological Center.

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