Taman Purbakala Pugung Raharjo (Pugung Raharjo Archaeological Park) is one of the archaeological sites in Lampung, located in the Pugung Raharjo Village, Sekampung Udik District, East Lampung Regency. This site is situated approximately 50 kilometers from the provincial capital, Bandar Lampung. This site was discovered in the 1950s when the transmigrants from Java and Bali moved to this area and began clearing away the forest. The site is surrounded by a 1.2 km primitive fortress. Allegedly, the fort used to be filled with water from the spring on the eastern side of the site.
This 30 hectare site was build to save archaeological remains from Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam era, ranging from 12th to 16th century AD. The artifacts found in this site are Punden Berundak, Batu Mayat/Batu Kandang, Altar Batu, Batu Berlubang, Dolmen, Arca, and inscriptions from the Han, Sung, and Ming dynasty. Artifacts found here indicate that this area was once under the influence of Sriwijaya Empire. While the inscriptions, beads, and ceramics from China show that people in the area were also related to international trade network that visited the Sunda Strait. A small museum was built near this site to perpetuate some of the findings, including Polynesian statues. This site is now maintained as a national monument.
Pictures - My father's private collection.