Who would have thought that beneath a paddy field that one would find gold and antiques waiting to be found. Pieces from gold chain, bangles, kitchen utensils and spear have been found in this area which spreads for 50 sq meters wide prompting interest among relic hunters who come in daily to try their luck by digging in this area.
Image above: Relic hunting in progress
Image above: Gold ring found
Image above: Believed to be kitchen utensil
Other than the relics, brittle human bones were also found suggesting that the place could have once been a burial ground? Many traditions in the ancient times have the practice of burying ornaments including utensils used by the deceased and even gold. Some traditions believed that the ornaments would be used later by the deceased in the “afterlife” and in some cases it is pure sentiments that the body should not be sent off empty.
Image (above): Human bones
Until today, historians have yet to determine the relics belonging to which era but the locals believe them to be at least a few hundred years old. Since there has not been any confirmation from the Indonesian authorities on these findings, the area is still not quarantined and the relic hunters are free to search for their luck. Meanwhile, the artifacts found have already found their way home to the house and shops of antique collectors after being sold for a good price.