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Sangiran Museum

Sangiran museum is an archaeological site of Ancient Man in Java, Indonesia. Sangiran lies in the northern city of Solo, about 15 kilometers. Sangiran gate located on the highway Solo - Purwodadi near the border between Gemolong and Kalioso. Used as a marker to get to the gate Sangiran, Krikilan village. From the gate to the village of Sangiran site Krikilan about 5 kilometers.

Sangiran site has an area of ​​about 59, 2 square kilometers, including administratively into two territories: Sragen and Karanganyar regency of Central Java province. In 1977 Sangiran determined by the Minister of Education and Culture as a cultural heritage. Therefore, in the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee in Marida, Mexico on December 5, 1996, determined that one of the Sangiran as World Cultural Heritage No. 593 and in this site are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 1934 anthropologist Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald begin research in the area of ​​Sangiran. Excavations discovered fossils of human ancestors first was Pithecanthropus erectus or Java Man. There are about 60 more of these fossils and other fossil palaeojavanicus Meganthropus found on the site. Sangiran Museum presents the history of early humans between 2 million years ago to 200,000 years ago, which is from the late Pliocene to middle Pleistocene. Sangiran Museum has a collection of 13,086 ancient human fossils and is the site of ancient human that stands upright and most comprehensive in Asia. It also found vertebrate fossils, fossil marine plants, water animal fossils and stone tools tools. The fossils were found in the Sangiran area represents 50% of the fossils in the world and 65% in the findings in Indonesia.