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Is structure in Cianjur older than pyramids ?

Posted on Tuesday, 6 November, 2012 | Comment icon 21 comments

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A man-made structure buried under Mount Padang in Cianjur could be one of the oldest ever found.

Legend has it that the area around Java and Sumatra was once home to an advanced civilization and now researchers believe they may have found evidence of this in the form of a man-made structure underneath Mount Padang. Carbon-dating based on sand, soil and charcoal samples carried out by a lab in Miami appears to date the structure to 14,000 BC, however the findings have been met with a considerable degree of skepticism.

"There is no more doubt that the structure beneath Mount Padang is older than the Giza pyramid," said researcher Budianto Ontowirjo. Studies in to the findings are likely to continue for some time.

"A recent analysis of carbon-dating by the Miami-based Beta Analytic Lab has apparently validated findings by a government-sanctioned team that a man-made structure, buried under Mount Padang in Cianjur, West Java, is older than the Giza pyramid."

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Comment icon #12 Posted by me-wonders on 8 November, 2012, 15:33
The stones are volcanic The site looks like this one in Peru
Comment icon #13 Posted by DieChecker on 8 November, 2012, 20:43
Sure the stones are volcanic, but what kind of stone is the hill made of? Even if it was volcanic, the hollows might be lava bubbles or lava tubes.
Comment icon #14 Posted by me-wonders on 9 November, 2012, 18:08
Here is an even better site. It doesn't matter what the mountain is made of, and this site will help you see the possibility that it is a man made pryamid. The U tube is in Indonesian, not English but all the information presented, paints a possible connection with other civilizations including Atlantis. because of the possible connections between the pryamids in Egypt and Peru, and the connection of this temple site and the one in Peru, I am believing the possibility of these sites being colonies of a forgotten civilization.
Comment icon #15 Posted by me-wonders on 9 November, 2012, 20:35
Curiosity lead me to google "oldest human remains" and the are found in the region near Indonesia. This information goes with questions about human evolution, and I think the idea that we spent a period of time in the water, makes sense. The path from Africa to Loas and Indonesia is along coast. The point being, if the migration out of Africa resulted in modern man evolving in coastal areas, we might expect to find the oldest civilization along this route.
Comment icon #16 Posted by DieChecker on 9 November, 2012, 23:30
You linked to an Above Top Secret thread. Did you have a particular post (with a youtube link) in mind? The thread itself is just a retelling of the article plus the Wiki, plus the super easily found fringe stuff I've already found. Nothing that is convincing that there is a 10,000 year old structure here. If anything there is a much younger burial tomb perhaps dug into the hill. Perhaps dating to the time of the stonework on top, about 1500 BC, or... about 1000 years After the Giza pyramids. Finding ancient carbon is not especially hard. Forest Fires were common and no one was there t... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by me-wonders on 10 November, 2012, 17:01
The Above Top Secret link connects with several U tube videos. If you watch through the first one, you can choose the one especially about the pyramid. But these are Indonesian videos, so I don't know what they are saying, another one explaning the Atlantis connection has Indonesian words flashed but not voice. This is frustrating but I don't know of any better u tube videos.
Comment icon #18 Posted by DieChecker on 11 November, 2012, 5:08
Let's hope that someone in Indonesia is able to get permission to dig and they put in a very narrow shaft to these chambers and see what is what. If they are a real human made structure, I'm sure Indonesia would love to have the claim to oldest structure. And, if it turns out to be a natural hill, then no harm done to a natural hill by digging into it.
Comment icon #19 Posted by me-wonders on 13 November, 2012, 2:30
I certainly agree with you. These mysteries set my curiousity on fire, and I always what an answer.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Cobalt60 on 13 November, 2012, 21:24
Comment icon #21 Posted by ShadowSot on 13 November, 2012, 23:29
That was a movie thing. Ground penetrating radar would be able to give us an idea of of shape, if there's anything there.

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