- Tuesday March 23rd, 2021
- Posted by: William Mikha
- Category: Culture and heritage, Highlight, Information, Nature, Tourism
The Tiger Cave Cultural Heritage Site
The Tiger Cave is believed to be both a residential place as well as a burial place for people who lived thousands of years ago. The portrait of the cave on the cliff is now worldwide and is a cultural heritage site.
This cave is located in Karang Sialang Hill, Padang Bindu Village, Semidang Aji District, Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU), South Sumatra.
Inside the cave, which has an open entrance with a diameter of 50 meters with a roof ceiling of about 30 meters, there are 86 individual human skeletons from the Mongoloid race who lived about 4,000 years ago. The skeleton is buried in a neatly arranged tomb and further research is still being carried out. It is predicted that this finding is the most in Southeast Asia.
The local government in collaboration with the South Sumatra Archaeological Center has moved a number of ancient tombs to the Museum, which is the Technical Implementation Unit of the Tourism Office (UPTD) of Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, South Sumatra Province.
Photo by: @radograph