Dalya Alberge’s article in The Guardian makes us wonder if the site of Srivijaya Empire has indeed been found. Below is an excerpt of his article:
“Treasures worth millions found in the last five years along the Musi River could be the site of the Srivijaya empire. It was a fabled kingdom known in ancient times as the Island of Gold, a civilisation with untold wealth that explorers tried in vain to find long after its unexplained disappearance from history around the 14th century. The site of Srivijaya may finally have been found – by local fishing crews carrying out night-time dives on the Musi River near Palembang on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Their extraordinary catches are treasures ranging from a lifesize eighth-century Buddhist statue studded with precious gems – worth millions of pounds – to jewels worthy of kings”.
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