Sangiran Museum (Musium Sangiran): Home Of Java Human And Encient Animals


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Sangiran Museum with it’s archaeological site becomes an interesting tourist attraction, also the arena of research on the most important pre-history life and most complete in Asia, even the world. In this museum you can get complete information about the pattern of ancient human life in Java that improve your knowledge about Anthropology, Archeology, Geology and Paleoanthropology.

HISTORY

The exploration of ancient human fossil in Sangiran started in 1883 by P.E.C Schemulling and then continued by Eugene Dubois although not too intense. Research began intensified by Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald in 1934. That research was done because in Sangiran region have been found ancient human fossils by the surrounding community. The fossils were found, for example are Meganthropus palaeojavanicus, Pithecanthropus erectus and a variety of animal fossil.

In 1977 the Government of Indonesia to establish areas around the Sangiran with extensive of ​​56 square kilometers as an area of ​​cultural heritage. Then in 1988 established a simple museum at the site of Sangiran region. In 1996 Sangiran site designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Until now, improvements continue to be made by the government and the archaeological museum is always crowded with visitor who want to know the history of ancient human in Indonesia.

SANGIRIAN MUSEUM DESCRIPTION

Sangiran museum is an archaeological site in Java island, Indonesia. The museum has an area 48 square kilometers and located 15 kilometers north of Surakarta in the Solo River valley and administratively Sangiran is in Sragen and Karanganyar. In the year of 1977 Sangiran determined by the Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia as a cultural heritage.

In 1996 the site was listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. In 1934 an anthropologist Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald began research at the site. In subsequent years, the excavation found the fossil of the first human ancestors, Pithecanthropus erectus, or Java Man. There are about 60 of them over other fossil Meganthropus palaeojavanicus fossils have been found at the site.

Sangiran museum are also presented in early human history since about 2 million years and 200,000 years ago, from end to end when the Pleistocene Pliocene middle. In the museum there are 13,086 hominid fossil collection and is an upright hominid sites, comprehensive in Asia. It can also be found animal fossils reinforced rear, aquatic fossils, fossils of marine plants and stone tools.

In the first study Sangiran is a dome called Sangiran dome. The dome is then opened itself through a process of erosion to form a depression. In the depression that found soil layers that contain information about life in ancient times.

UNIQUE MUSEUM

This museum is a unique museum that has a collection in the form of early human fossils. There were early human fossils lived there for hundreds of years, even millions of years. So many collections of ancient human fossils there, Sangiran Museum of Ancient Man into a museum fossil in Asia. Not only ancient human fossils, but there are also fossils of animals, plants, rocks, and tools used early humans.

HUMAN FOSSIL COLLECTION

Sangiran Museum is Asia’s most complete archaeological museum. Most of the collection can be found at Asia’s largest archaeological museum include ancient human fossils Pithecantropus erectus, Pithecantropus mojokertensis, Meganthropus paleojavanicus, Homo soloensis, Europe Homo neanderthal, Asia  Homo neanderthal , dan Homo sapiens.

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Human Fossil

ANIMAL FOSSIL COLLECTION

In addition to ancient human fossil, exhibited also a variety of ancient animal fossil, including fossil of ancient elephant consisting of buffalo (Bubalus palaeokarabau), Elephas namadicus, Mastodon sp, tiger (Felis palaeojavanica), deer (Cervus sp), pig (Sus sp), rhinoceros (Rhinocerus sondaicus), Stegodons trigonocephalus, cow or bull (Bovidae sp), as well as hippopotamus (Hippopotamus sp). There are also fossils of animals water consisting of crocodile (Crocodillus sp), fish, crab, shark teeth, mollusk (Gastropoda and Pelecypoda), and turtle (Chelonia sp).

Elephas Namadicus

Rhinocerus sondaicus

Bubalus palaeokarabau

WHERE IS SANGIRAN MUSEUM?

Address: Krikilan, Kalijambe, Sragen, Central Java, Indonesia.

Village             : Krikilan

Sub-district    : Kalijambe

Regency          : Sragen

Province          : Central Java ( jawa Tengah )

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PRIVATE CAR:

Using Private car with driver means you are free for anything without bothering anyone else. You just do your own tour with friends or family in one car maximum of 5 people, if more than 5 people we can provide a larger car.

Private car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, Sangiran Museum entrance fee, parking, mineral water, local guide and transfer back to your hotel.

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HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY SHARING CAR:

Using Sharing car means, you’re joining a small group and share the transport price and seat with the other guests that going to the same direction or in one itinerary with minimum of 2 participants. An english speaking driver will pick up to your hotel and inform about your visit time for the places you visit.

Sharing car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, local Guide, parking and transfer back to your hotel.

** (Sharing Car Transport is recommended for budget Travellers and Students)

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Start From Giwangan Bus Station: You can directly take a bus to Surakarta city and stop at Surakarta bus station, then please take a public bus to Purwodadi and stop at pertigaan Kalijambe, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sangiran Museum.

Start From Adisucipto Airport: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3B ) and stop in giwangan Bus station, then please take a public bus to Surakarta city and stop at Surakarta bus station, then please take a public bus to Purwodadi and stop at pertigaan Kalijambe, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sangiran Museum.

Start From Tugu Railway Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 2A ) and stop in Tungkak shelter, then please take route ( 4A ) to Giwangan Bus station, then please take a public bus to Surakarta city and stop at Surakarta bus station, then please take a public bus to Purwodadi and stop at pertigaan Kalijambe, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sangiran Museum.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

OPENING HOURS

At 08.00 AM – 04.00 PM (Tuesday – Sunday)

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Entrance Fee

RP 10.000/person

FIND SOME  OTHER TOURIST PLACES  NEAR SANGIRAN MUSEUM:

  1. MUSEUM BATIK DANAR HADI
  2. MANGKUNEGARAN PALACE
  3. TRIWINDU ANTIC MARKET
  4. CETHO TEMPLE

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