Lore Lindu National Park megaliths

Lore Lindu National Park megaliths

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Pokekea megaliths – near Hanggira

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Tadulako megalith

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Stone Megalith in Bomba Valley

There are many carved stone megaliths around the Lore Lindu national park. This one is called the entertainer(!) and is in the Bomba Valley. There doesn’t seem to be much information on the culture that made these or the age of the megaliths. We saw a few of these and some other huge round hollowed out stones.

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Pokekia Megalith

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Tokalalaea Megalith

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Tokalalaea Megalith

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Pokekea megaliths – near Hanggira

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In a remote part of the world, in a difficult accessible area on the island Sulawesi in Indonesia, is the mysterious Lora Lindu National Park. It is a nature reserve area under protection of UNESCO because of the exceptional flora and fauna. But it accommodates also a large number of mysterious megaliths. Nobody knows who the makers were or how old the megaliths are. The estimates diverge of hundreds up to thousands of years. Some statues remind of the moai on Easter island, but others more on the recently discovered pigmy tarsien.
The statue Palindo in the Brada valley could do well in a gallery for modern art. Until recent. this megalith was half buried and still is unknown how deep it stands in the ground. The Lore Lindu park is a tropical area of which the soil is rather soft as a result of the rich vegetation. Because of this it is nearly impossible to move heavy megaliths; they sink immediately in the ground. Another strange riddle is the stones pots of Kalamba in the Besea valley. These pots strongly resemble the stone jars in Laos. Where these pots come from, who have made them, when and to what they served remains a mystery.

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