The museum keeps a collection of objects by theme. If you are interested in ancient archeology, then you need to visit the Gedong Arca Museum of Archeology. The total of ancient objects stored in this museum is about 3,000 collections. Want to know what are the collections of this ancient museum? Check out the short review below.
The Archaeological Museum was officially founded on September 14, 1974. It is located on Jalan Raya Sukarno. The location is right on the edge of the road, so it's easy to find. Its location is not far from Penataran Sasih Temple and Kebo Edan Temple. Because it stands in Bali, this museum building follows the Balinese layout. The outermost page is called side jaba, middle page or middle jaba and inner page is called jeroan. Like many other buildings in Bali, on the outermost yard, there is a meeting room. While a collection of ancient objects on display in closed buildings and jeroan.
The collection of ancient objects divided by time category. In prehistoric times, there were hunting tools such as hand-held axes, perimbas axes, oval axes, arrowheads, and microliths, that are displayed in Building A. While in Building B, you can see equipment for gathering, like pots and crock pots. There is also an ape skull, which according to the Theory of Evolution is considered to have intelligence equivalent to humans.
Not only collections in the era of hunting and gathering, in Building J there is also a collection of ceramics from the tenth to eighteenth century. The objects made of ceramics are thought to originate from the Ming, Song and Qing Dynasties. There are also more ancient, namely stupika from clay with Buddhist mantra carvings. Based on archeological research, this object has similarities with letters carved in Kalasan Temple.
There are more ancient collections that you can observe there. The jeroan building has a Protective Hall. In this section there are seven rooms. The discovery of sarcophagi and crock is on display in these spaces. Sarcophagus stores the bodies of people of high social status, dating from 2,000 to 2,500 years ago. All collections on display at this museum were obtained from the excavation process, purchases from collectors, and submitted by the inventors.
Want to visit this Archaeological Museum? Let’s explore the ancient times by peeking at the collection.