If you are in touring Java and Bali with the Java Private Tour and have the opportunity to pass Sragen, Central Java, then don't miss to visit one of the historical attractions that are the center of attention because of its discovery in the field of archeology which is quite shocking to the world.
Sangiran Museum, is one of several centers of research and conservation of ancient fossils in Sragen, Central Java, which has been designated as a World Cultural heritage by UNESCO. Sangiran Ancient Man Site has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage number 593 by the World Heritage Committee. Sangiran Museum has five clusters or museum centers located in several locations. Of the five clusters, four museums in Sragen Regency and one museum in Karang Anyar Regency. the difference between Sangiran site and other sites is that in the 250,000 to 2 million years old layer of soil there are records of human and environmental footprints. Sangiran is one of the locations dubbed as the laboratory of antiquity, that is because three times the evolution of humans from 1.8 million to 300 thousand years ago can be found at this sangiran site.
The museum located in Karanganyar is often called the Dayu Cluster. While the four clusters in Sragen are the B Measure Cluster, the Ngabung Cluster, the Manyarejo Cluster and the Krikilan Cluster Museum center. What's interesting here, we can see nearly 15,000 ancient human fossils that have been found, both fossils and artifacts discovered by researchers or those found by local people. These fossils consist of Homo neandhertal, Homo Sapiens, to fossils of animals both vertebrate animals, sea animals and human artifacts from Antiquity. This museum has an area of 56 kilometers and is included in 3 districts in Sragen Regency, namely Gamolong, Kalijambe and Pelupuh. one location in Karanganyar is located in Gondang Rejo District.
The early story of the history of the Sangiran Sragen Museum in Central Java in the Sangiran area began in the 1930s with the discovery of a skull roof by a local resident, Setu Wiryorejo, who worked as a farmer and found the fossil in the area where he worked, because it was considered as an important discovery, finally conducted a first study by a Dutch citizen named G.H.R Von Koenigswad around the area, it was true, a lot of rare objects buried in this Sangiran land. Finally, Von Koenigswad invited local residents to participate in the search and collect it as research evidence, fossils and skeletons that were found together were collected in one of the houses owned by the local village head, and the collection process lasted quite a long time until 40 years, and completed in 1975.
After doing research for decades, this museum has collected more than 15,000 fossils, this figure is the largest number in the history of museums in Indonesia. In fact, the Sangiran museum is among the most complete and largest museums in the world. This is an achievement that deserves thumbs up. That's why many researchers from all over the world from various countries come to this place to conduct various studies. Many fields of science can be learned from this attraction, you can learn about the fields of archeology, biology, geology, and paleoanthropology.
Until now, the potential for the discovery of fossils in Sangiran is very large, even farmers who grow crops in the garden often find Archaeological fossils, but because the search and sale of illegal fossils is prohibited, so if there are people who find it they will definitely report to the research center Sangiran museum, and after that the Sangiran party will research and retrieve fossils and artifacts found, anyone who finds fossils or artifacts, will be given a reward from the Sangiran Museum as a sign of gratitude in the efforts to preserve fossils of Antiquity.
The Sangiran Museum Exhibition Room is divided into three parts, namely Exhibition Room 1 (Sangiran Wealth), Exhibition Room 2 (Humanitarian Measures), and Exhibition Room 3 (Homo Erectus Golden Age 500,000 Years Ago). All museum exhibits are equipped with lights and air conditioners which make visitors comfortable when inside. In addition, the historical objects in this museum are not all placed in a glass cabinet, but on display without a glass screen, so you can touch these objects, This museum is computerized based in every part, just by touching the monitor screen you can see the audio visual provided, you can also see the process that shows the occurrence of nature, you can get a detailed description of the objects in this museum in two languages, very sophisticated isn't it!. And there is one very popular place in this museum, which is an ancient lava fossil that is almost 2 million years old, the lava came from the eruption of Mount Lawu millions of years ago, you should not miss this spot, so many tourists who come to the place this took time to touch directly on this ancient Mount Lawu lava.
The activity of traveling to the Sangiran Museum can be an alternative learning about history that will not be boring, knowing world history doesn't have to be by reading a book and sitting quietly in class. Java Private Tour will provide a different atmosphere. It would be very interesting to visit this historical place on this one, Java Private Tour will bring you to discover the beginnings of world civilization and the evolution of the world from the land of Java.
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