The significance of the site was first recognized in 1914 when megalithic structures made from blocks of columnar basalt were found around a summit of a large hill.
When the hill’s summit was cleared of trees, it was realized that the blocks formed five terraces.
These were believed to be used for meditation and retreat.
“Everything we’ve been taught about the origins of civilization may be wrong.
Old stories about Atlantis and other great lost civilizations of prehistory, long dismissed as myths by archaeologists, look set to be proved true.” ~ Danny Natawidjaja, Ph D, senior geologist with the Research Centre for Geotechnology at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Source) Since 2011, Dr.
Natawidjaja and his team have worked on a geological survey site in Indonesia about 100 miles from the city of Bandung.
It was only after the Ice Age, when huge 2-mile deep ice caps that covered much of Europe and North America melted, that our human ancestors started to develop and perfect agriculture, forming more-complex economic and social structures around 4000 BC.
Archaeologists believed that first cities started around 3500 BC in Mesopotamia and, shortly after, in Egypt.
On the European continent, the oldest megalithic sites are dated around 3,000 BC, and the popular Stonehenge is dated between 2,400 BC and 1,800 BC.
This is the established chronology being taught in schools and believed by modern society.
What if everything you’ve been taught about the origins of civilization is wrong?
Be it that certain pieces of our history have been intentionally hidden, or that we have yet to discover and realize the true story of our past, new archaeological and geological discoveries are revealing that sophisticated civilizations have likely existed in prehistoric times.