Gunung Padang is the final evidence pointing to the very complex, previously unknown civilization inhabiting this region, and most of this ancient and controversial history is in every way challenged by the main researchers.
There are many ancient megalithic objects around the world that have caused both confusion and amazement among researchers around the world. All these ancient monuments are indicators of the fact that in the past the Earth was inhabited by extremely developed ancient civilizations, and it seems that researchers of the mainstream do not recognize the achievements of the ancient man as much as they should.
The archaeological site was first published in 1914 in a study for the Colonial Office of Holland. Thirty-three years later, a team from the Australian National University Center for Archaeological Research determined the approximate age of the site, raising many questions in the archaeological community. But, according to local residents, the site is known for thousands of years.
Nobody knew how important this ancient site was, until the latest studies showed amazing results.
While leading scientists claim that Göbekli Tepe is a site that defies the traditional methods proposed by the main archaeologists, there are many people who believe that Gunung Padang is doing this and even more. When archaeologists conducted tests on Göbekli Tepe, they discovered that this ancient site extends in history to 10,000 years BC, which makes it 4000 years older than any other artificial structure on the planet. Today, a person refers to Göbekli Tepe as the oldest known megalithic site on the planet. But everything changes with Gunun Padan.
According to research, Gunung Padang is the ultimate pyramid of Southeast Asia. This is actually one of the few found in the area, and may be one of the most important ancient sites ever discovered on the planet. The researchers suggest that the site has numerous chambers and mines hidden under overgrown terraces, walls and adjoining areas buried under deep vegetation that have been growing on this site for centuries.
An analysis of the main samples of Gunung Padang showed incredible dates, deeper researchers looked at a deeper secret. It was assumed that the site has a minimum of 5000 years, and then 8000 years to 10,000 people and, ultimately, up to 23,000 years. This means that Gunung Padang is not only the oldest megalithic place on the planet, but also the oldest pyramidal structure known to mankind.
The results of the radiometric analysis of the content of the carbon element in some samples of cement in the drilling core from a depth of 5-15 meters, conducted in 2012 in the prestigious BETALAB laboratory, Miami, USA, in mid-2012 show Age from 13,000 to 23,000 years ago. (A source)
The artists impressed Gunung Padang, as it would look in antiquity (© Pon S Purajatnika)
But, like in all the other impressive places that show even more exciting dates challenging the main story along the way, the age of Gunung Padangs has been heavily criticized and challenged by numerous researchers. The first conclusion of the researchers jumped when they found out that the results of the methods of dating were that it was a mistake. The site simply can not be more than 20,000 years old, is it just impossible? But, to the surprise of both skeptics and researchers, so far no one has been able to find any problems in coring procedures on the site or in radiometric dating methods that explain such unprecedented results. That’s why the main researchers sit in the neutral zone regarding the age of Gunung Padang, and when someone asks how old this megalithic site is, their answer is over 5000 years old, which does not speak much.
But if the age of the site was not enough, the researchers found that Gunung Padang has other extremely interesting details. For example, during the procedures of twisting the site, scientists found that most of the buried structure was actually cemented with some kind of cement. According to experts, the bonding agent used in Gunung Padang was used as a solution and glue in certain places of the site. It consists of 45% iron ore, 41% silica and 14% clay, a mixture that, according to researchers, is another evidence of a high level of complex construction technologies used during construction.
One of the most interesting theories about ancient places belongs to the famous author Graham Hancock, who suggests that this ancient megalithic site could actually testify about the lost city of Atlantis.
In an article published by the Sings of the Times, Hancock talks about the experience he had during his visit to Gunung Padang, with Dr. Danny Natavijaji, a senior geologist at the Geotechnology Research Center at the Indonesian Institute of Science.
Natawidjaja firmly believes that Gunung Padang, no doubt, is not less than 22,000 years old: the geophysical data is unambiguous, says Natvijajaja. Gunung Padang is not a natural hill, but the artificial pyramid and the sources of construction here return long before the end of the last ice age. Since the work is huge even at the deepest levels and indicates the kinds of complex building skills that were deployed for the construction of the pyramids of Egypt or the largest megalithic sites in Europe, I can only conclude that I looked at the work of the lost Civilization and rather advanced. (A source)
A study conducted by Hancock suggests that the mysterious lost civilization could, in fact, be mentioned by Plato in the dialogue of the Greek philosophers Timias and Crythias.
Not only that, two have very similar time frames, but there are many other details, from which there are numerous questions without an answer from the shadows. If the dating methods used in Gunung Padang are accurate, this will mean that this ancient site was established during the peak of the last ice age. During this time, geologically speaking, they were not at all like today. Most of Indonesia and South-East Asia were, in fact, different. It is believed that the ocean levels at that time were significantly lower, indicating that what is today an island could actually become part of the continental land.
Dr. Natawidjaja suggests that Gunung Padang is the final evidence pointing to the very complex, previously unknown civilization inhabiting this area, and much of this ancient and controversial history is in every way challenged by key researchers who can not approach the site, Civilization and complex knowledge In their historical records.