Sunday, April 22, 2012

Menarik: Datuk Tua Megalithic Rock

There are about 100 ancient burial sites in Alor Gajah district, Melaka which is also known as Batu Megalith Datuk Tua. It is believed to be the ancient graves of their ancestors. One ancient site identified is situated at Kampung Cerana Putih, Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah.

Megalithic burials and stones are also found in other parts of Northeast and Southeast Asia. They are found mainly in the Korean Peninsula. They are also found in the Liaoning,Shandong, and Zhejiang in China, the East Coast of Taiwan, Kyūshū and Shikoku in Japan, Dong Nai province in Vietnam and parts of Pakistan and India. Some living megalithic traditions are found on the island of Sumba and Nias in Indonesia.