Siguntang Hill The Religious Center

Farida, Farida (2013) Siguntang Hill The Religious Center. In: Seminar Antarabangsa Penyelidikan Mengenai Melayu, 29-31 Maret 2013, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam.

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    Siguntang Hill is a legendary place for either the inhabitants of Palembang (South Sumatera and Bangka-Belitung), or the other areas, particularly the Malayan race in the Peninsula. It is believed that the kingdoms existed in these regions coming from the Siguntang Hill. The sacredness of the Siguntang Hill is even more ancient, it is based on the archeological findings in the time period of 7-16 Messiah. There are many sources mentioning about this place. However, there is only a few sources presenting complete descriptions about it. In this case, I tried to assemble those scattered sources in to this writing. Furthermore, I completed it with the findings of the survey results and the excavations which were conducted by both the National Archeological Center and the Regional one in collaboration with some local and international institutions which concerned with the historical heritages in the world. Based on the obtained findings in the site of Siguntang Hill and the supporting areas, it is showed that the Siguntang Hill was a religious center in the time period of the seventh until the sixteenth centuries. Some relevant findings from the surrounding areas validated this fact. The findings were some Buddha statues, historical inscriptions, beads, bead workshops, canals which also functioned as the water sources, glasses splinters, leftover boats and others. Furthermore, Siguntang Hill was the highest place in Palembang and the surroundings; therefore, it became the best place for holding some religiousrituals

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Siguntang Hill,Sriwijaya,religious center
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Social Sciences Education > History Education
    Depositing User: Farida Farida Dalem
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 10:03
    Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 10:08

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