Published November 04, 2013
A man in Bali stumbled across a two-millennia-old sarcophagus on Thursday while plowing land to plant coffee seeds, the Jakarta Globe reported.
"The shape is like a stone coffin," said Denpasar Archaeology Agency head Wayan Suantika when describing the ancient find. "More or less two meters long and one meter in width."
A preliminary examination of the sarcophagus indicated that the artifact dates back to approximately 2,300 years.
The sarcophogus was found by farmer Nyoman Santika in the Pupuan village, in the Tabanan district of western Bali.
"The first sarcophagus was found in Tabanan in the 1930s during land clearing to build the Denpasar-Singaraja road," Wayan said.