WE’RE offering a scholarship to the USI UNESCO Chair Summer School in Indonesia to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites. This scholarship will pay the full tuition fees to attend the event in Indonesia from 16-23 August 2020.
WE’RE offering a scholarship to attend the Summer School 2020 of the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites. The event will take place in Indonesia from 16-23 August 2020.
On the Indonesian island of Borneo, in the remote mountains of the province of East Kalimantan, lives the world’s oldest depiction of an animal. Or rather, three animals. A painting of three cows covers a wall inside the Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave. And one cow appears to have a spear in its flank. Dating back 40,000 years, they are now considered the oldest known figurative painting. We have older paintings, but they depict abstract shapes, not real-life objects.
These faces represent ordinary people who lived in Indonesia a few centuries ago. Most represent men and women who lived in the Majapahit kingdom (circa 1293 CE –early 1500s), centered in East Java. A mighty kingdom, grown rich from trade through the area in spices, the Majapahit kingdom brought its citizens to a new level of material prosperity.
Most Majapahit terra-cotta heads, including the first two in the image gallery, are found detached from their bodies, which seem to survive only rarely. The sole “complete” figure in this group is assembled from a head and body that did not originally belong together.