Gunung Padang (Mountain of Enlightenment )
Gunung Padang is a Mountain in central Java that has been for years a place of special significance for the local peoples, even some from Bali coming to pay homage, but now has become the focus of the President and the team that he had set up to investigate it’s sacred significance.
How do we know about this?
In 2010 we were guest speakers at a conference about Anceint Sunda Civilization in Bogor. On arrival at the Salak Hotel we were greeted by Mr Ahmad Y.Samantho who had instigated the conference and us being there. A dynamic sharp minded individual with a passion for Ancient History who is the Director at Bayt al-Hikmah Institute and Director of the Bayt al-Hikmah Institute, Research and Development Center for Philosophy, Science, Civilization and Gnostic-Spiritualism at ICAS Paramadina University. Also being keen to prove that Indonesia was once the seat of an Ancient Ice-Age Civilization has established AI ( Atlantis Indonesia) This group has grown in members at an enormous rate (some twenty six thousand members) and are a lot of fun to hang out with!
So on the 25th of October 2013 the Captain, our close Miri friend Mr Chai and I met up with our Producer Eric (Treasure Images Saba) in Java to explore the possibilities of this mountain actually being a Step Pyramid Older than 10,000 BC It was the information that The Presidential Task Force had conclusively confirmed through extensive surveys with electrical resistivity, ground penetrating radar and seismic tomography and having analysed drill core samples from selected areas that motivated our visit.We wanted to include the Atlantis Indonesia group and offered to hire a bus so that the small group of students that followed us to the other two mountains that were suspected of being Pyramids could follow on this trip. However it ended up being four buses with one hundred and seventeen ( yes you read correctly 117) otheres followed!!It was an awesome experience to say the least.