Category Archives: History

Indonesia Marks 50th Anniversary Of Deadly Coup

Democracy, Justice Denied Across Indonesia By Joshua Oppenheimer, New York Times Contributor This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of a mass slaughter in Indonesia. With American support, more than 500,000 people were murdered by the Indonesian Army … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Museum’s, Monuments Loaded With History

Museums, Monuments Found Across Indonesia Indonesia’s monuments and museums are found throughout the country. They represent the whole spectrum of Indonesian life, thought and history. The best-known and also the oldest in existence of the museums of art, culture and history … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Archaeology Still Unfolding

Hidden Gems Across Indonesia Many of the world’s most important archaeological sites have been found in Indonesia. Java man, Flores (Hobbit) man, Borobudur, Prambanan and many other discoveries have drawn explorers from near and far. Much more ancient history is unfolding … Continue reading

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Indonesia Pays Tribute To Tsunami Victims, Anniversary

Tsunami Struck Sumatra, Southeast Asia Thousands of people held a memorial on Thursday in Indonesia’s Aceh province, the epicenter of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and … Continue reading

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