Yogyakarta Archaeological Center (Balai Arkeologi Yogyakarta) claims to find an ancient rice grain that is expected come from the 9th century on the slopes of Mount Sindoro, Temanggung - Central Java. Ancient rice grain was found about 7.5 kilometers from the summit of Mount Sindoro. Precisely in the former the mountain lava flow in Liyangan hamlet, Purbosari village, Ngadirejo district.
|Rice grains. (Picture from: http://www.republika.co.id/)|
|To reveal the existence of the Liyangan site on April 14 to 20 2009, the Yogyakarta Archaeological Center researcher team conducted research on finding objects buried sand to a depth of about seven to 10 meters, based on these results, the Yogyakarta Archaeological Center later concluded that the site is a settlements in the time of ancient Mataram kingdom. (Picture from: http://unik.kompasiana.com/)|
He said that being excavated site area reaches 1 hectare. At the site also found the temple as a worship place, besides that it also found 40 pieces of Chinese jars of Tang Dynasty. He said Liyangan site consists of three parts, namely the residential, worship, and agricultural areas.
|In addition to the small size of the temple, and so far in the sand mining site in the Liyangan site on the slopes of Mount Sindoro was still found other historical objects, in the area with an altitude of about 1,400 above sea level is the first time discovered a agriculture slope (talud), yoni, statues, and temple stones, alleged that the site is a residential area because of the found objects are the remnants of the house made of wood and bamboo. (Picture from: http://unik.kompasiana.com/)|
He said further, the type of rice was very tasty and fragrant. The rice has a lot of fur. Only, its cropping period is quite long, about 6-8 months. He said, this rice can still be found in rural areas with traditional agriculture. According to him, previously there are rice which is called paddy grendeng. "Paddy grendeng is likely to have a close kinship with the rice which found in Liyangan," he said. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 02072013]Note: This blog can be accessed via your smart phone.