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Find a Glimpse of Local History at Bale Kambang Blora

Senin, 01 Agustus 2022 - 03:11 | 24.58k
Find a Glimpse of Local History at Bale Kambang Blora
The tomb at Bale Kambang historical site, Blora. (Photo: Firmansyah/TIMES Indonesia)
Editor: Khodijah Siti

TIMESINDONESIA, BLORA – For those archeologist who loves to dig up the local ancient history of Java, you might need to check this Bale Kambang historical site of Blora. This place is such a gem for them for it's concealed the local story that never been told to the world.

However, Bale Kambang which was locate at RPH Temets BKPH Temanjang, Banjarejo, Blora, Central Java has been marked as one historical site by the local government. It's just that this place still lack of attention and need to be renovated to become a proper tourist attraction.

The main attraction of this place was the tomb with hundreds of stone covering the cemetery. A local archeologist Agus Jumantoro said that there was several options whether this tomb was a cemetery or just a small temple where the Hindu and Buddha do their offerings while praying.

"If it was a cemetery then it will be a worshipped cemetery, but if it was belong to Hindu or Buddha I guess it was just a temple considering the location was here up high," Agus Jumantoro said on Wednesday (27/7/2022).

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The cemetery was 3x3 meter wide, the stones covering the cemetery was 50 cm high. It seems like the local still doing their offering at this location. Hears said tahta the local still doing the sedekah bumi celebration, a moment to celebrate their harvest time at this area.

This celebration will need the local to brings some goods they harvested from their farm. And what more interesting is, they should also bring some arak or local wine to be splashed over the cemetery. The local believes that Bale Kambang historical site of Blora was the cemetery of their ancestor which marks the beginning of their existence in the area.

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