I've just heard from Dr Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, the geologist working on the radical redating of the megalithic site of Gunung Padang in Indonesia, that research will be resuming soon. This is incredibly good news as work on the site had been blocked for sometime by a group of archaeologists committed to the mainstream paradigm whose whole view of the past is threatened by the possibility that the buried subsurface layers of Gunung Padang might be more than 12,000 years old. I am glad that in Indonesia open-mindedness has prevailed and that Danny's vital research will now be allowed to continue. President President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia visited the site at the weekend as reported in the Jakarta
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Santha and I will be revisiting Indonesia at the end of May after my speaking and research trip in Australia is complete. We will be going back to Gunung Padang and also exploring many other megalithic sites on the islands of Java and Sumatra.
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Main image: Photo of Gunung Padang by Santha Faiia