Home Inscription Site of City Kapur A. Overview Site Inscription existence City Limestone is very closely related to the Bangka Strait waters are often crossed by local fishing vessels and foreign. Historically, in the 1700s in the waters that were located approximately 21 miles from Beach City Kapur (Penagan) is often the case robbery against ships that pass by the bandits and pirates who were hiding around the Strait of Bangka (Lime City and surrounding areas) . The news about the rampant pirates heard by the King of Srivijaya which Queen Sultan Akhmad Badaruddin. In response to these conditions, the King of Srivijaya sent troops to eliminate them. Envoy King Srivijaya conquered the robbers and thieves. Then, for no more disruption to passing ships and also endanger the kingdom of Srivijaya, then made an inscription which contains the agreement of the thieves with the King of Srivijaya. Inscription is then known as the Limestone City Inscription, because the inscription was made at the Lime City. Inscription agreement contains fidelity audience into the power of Srivijaya including Bangka Island and surrounding areas, and must obey and comply to all rules and regulations established by the King of Srivijaya, and the elimination of all forms of robbery and rebellion in each territory of Srivijaya.
This inscription was buried in the earth because it is not treated. New in 1892 this inscription was found JK. Fander Meulend (Dutch), which at that time served as the Administrator in Sungai Selan. Sculpture in the inscription consists of ten lines using Pallawa script in Sanskrit. In 1978, the area of the site was found by villagers pedestal inscription Lime City. Alas inscription which has a length of 30 cm, width 52 cm, and weighing 7 kg was now in the house interpreter Site Maintained Lime City. In this area twice already held the research by the National Archaeological Team in cooperation with the Archaeological Team of France in 1994 and 1995.
In the area of this site, visitors can see the ruins of the temple in the days of the kingdom of Srivijaya, dozens of ceramics, the castle ground about three feet high, below the castle moat that resembles the former tunnel excavation the archaeologists who look for the building structure foundation inscription of the temple and the former City of Lime, building pavilion that holds similar items history, and pieces of statues that are still well maintained. In this area there stood a stone archway resembling a height of about 75 meters as a sign of the discovery of this site by JK. Fander Meulend.
B. Feature This area is the area reveals many historical sites in the old stories about the triumph of the kingdom of Srivijaya, making it suitable for visitors to step traces the history of (the memorial journey or a trip to historical sites) Kingdom of Sriwijaya when defeating the bandits and pirates.
C. Location Site Inscription located in the village of Lime City Lime City, District of West pushed, Regency Bangka, Bangka Belitung Islands Province. More precisely, the site is located on the edge of pushing River which empties into the Strait of Bangka.
D. Access Of Bangka Regency pushed toward the West, guests can use public transportation. However, from the West pushed to the location is not a lot of transport to get there. Therefore, visitors are advised to use their own vehicle.
E. Facilities and Accommodation Not far from the location of the site there are several hotels and inns.
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