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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:45 AM

Long-Hidden 'Pyramid' Found in Indonesia Was Likely an Ancient Temple

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer | December 17, 2018 06:49am ET

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Located atop Mount Padang in West Java, the structure is topped by an archaeological site that holds rows of ancient stone pillars.
Credit: Danny Hilman Natawidjaja.

WASHINGTON An enormous pyramid-like structure in Indonesia that may represent the remains of an ancient temple hid underground for thousands of years.

Scientists presented evidence of the remarkable construction Dec. 12 here at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Located atop Mount Padang in West Java, the structure is topped by an archaeological site that was discovered in the early 19th century and holds rows of ancient stone pillars. But the sloping "hill" underneath isn't part of the natural, rocky landscape; it was crafted by human hands, scientists discovered. [The 25 Most Mysterious Archaeological Finds on Earth]

"What is previously seen as just surface building, it's going down and it's a huge structure," said Andang Bachtiar, an independent geologist from Indonesia who supervised core drilling and soil analysis for the project.

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The pyramid-like structure remained hidden for so long because it has been obscured by foliage and so looks like a hill (red circle), with a megalith exposed at the top (yellow circle).
Credit: Danny Hilman Natawidjaja

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https://www.livescience.com/64320-hidden-temple-pyramid-java.html

Have never heard of this site until this morning. Mind-boggling. Java!

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:29 AM

1. There looks to be a tower or large

promenade a little further up and to the right of the pyramid.

Wow. What secrets and treasures must lie within.

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