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A ruined Buddhist shrine in central Java, Indonesia. Dating probably from the ninth century, the ruins include carved stone blocks illustrating episodes in the life of Buddha.
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The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will convene an International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Jakarta, at the Hotel Borobodur on 14 and 15 December 2015, under the theme Addressing the present and shaping the future of Jerusalem.
The unit of work investigated the Indonesian Buddhist Temple Borobodur and was presented as an electronic booklet containing text and images with links to visual media.
The eruption preserved its statues and reliefs in better condition than almost everything else discovered in Indonesia from that period, including the Borobodur and Prambanan temple complexes.
Warmer temperatures and/or increased rainfall may also facilitate the growth of plants that themselves cause structural damage to monuments, as at Indonesia's Borobodur temple complex (Southeast Asian Archaeology 2007).