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Plea for UNESCO to save Indonesian temples

UNESCO has been asked to urgently help save ancient Hindu temples, which are reportedly threatened by volcanic ash flows from Mount Merapi on an Indonesian island.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, said in a press statement in Nevada (USA) that, “these ancient temples are world archaeological treasures and it is our moral duty to preserve these for the coming generations.”

The Prambanan temple complex was built in the 9th century AD and includes temples dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva with reliefs depicting episodes from the Ramayana, the ancient Hindu epic. And, as if lifted from the pages of such a legend of destruction and rebirth, fears have arisen that powerful flowing volcanic mud produced by Mount Merapi – the volcano erupted in October and November – could now destroy the historic structures.

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Plea for UNESCO to save Indonesian temples | Past Horizons.

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