MRT Jakarta Discovers Another Ancient Artifact from Batavia Era
20 September 2022 23:06 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - MRT Jakarta on Tuesday discovered what is believed to be a relic from the colonial era where the city was known as Batavia and Sunda Kelapa. This accidental discovery came as workers continued with the phase two MRT construction that will connect Bundaran HI (HI roundabout) with Kota.
MRT Jakarta president director Mohamad Aprindy said a team from the National Archeology Agency will help oversee the phase two construction, “Because there are many ancient artifacts discovered in this phase two construction, which is believed to be from the Batavia, Sunda Kelapa era,” said the president director at Wisma Nusantara on September 20.
In December of 2021, MRT Jakarta discovered an ancient aqueduct and part of the Glodok Bridge Structure which is a suspected Cultural Conservation Object (ODCB) from the same aforementioned era.
MRT together with the Department of Culture, TACB, and TSP agreed to carry out a thorough documentation process on July 30. Some of the findings of the ancient Batavia aqueduct will be displayed in the City MRT Station plan.
Artifacts on Jakarta MRT Path
MRTJ Construction Director Silvia Halim said the artifacts in the Glodok area were ancient waterways from the Batavia era. This aqueduct was part of the clean water supply system of the City of Batavia (Waterleiding) in the 17th century which flowed through a water plat to the Batavia Castle/Fort, which is now the Fatahilah Museum Area.
The progress of work on the CP 203 tunnel (Mangga Besar - Kota) has reached 16.1 percent as of September 15, 2022. At Glodok Station, he said, Diaphragm Wall work has been carried out, while at Kota Station there is King Post work, as well as handling the findings of ancient waterways and Ancient Glodok Bridge.
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