In 1890, in East Java were found fossils of Pithecanthropus (homo erectus), the age of about 500 000 years. Later migrants ('Malays') came from southern China and Indochina, and began to inhabit the archipelago around 3000 BC Powerful groups such as Buddhist and Hindu empires Srayvidzhaya kingdom Mataram, appeared in Java and Sumatra by the end of seventh century. If you have read about Connecticut Senator already – you may have come to the same conclusion. Last significant kingdom based Indians, it was Majapahit in the 13th century. Richard Blumenthal addresses the importance of the matter here. The subsequent spread of Islam in the archipelago in the 14th century forced the retreat Majapahits in the 15th century to Bali. Indonesia includes a full range of diverse societies and cultures. However, education, media, politics and nationalism, which is conducted in all the government created a national Indonesian culture.
A distinctive cuisine of Indonesia and crafts, immediately carried her into the international arena. Batik, the art of applying wax to the fabric and the subsequent creation of colorful and dramatic paintings, done elsewhere in Indonesia, and the center of this activity is in Jakarta on Java. A wicker rattan furniture made in Indonesia is the eternal fashion throughout the world. Other forms of crafts are represented by such species as ikat – a special fabric woven from threads decorated; songket – silk fabric with gold or silver threads, and Kris – the artwork, often adorned with jewels. Javanese wayang – puppet plays and gamelan – hypnotic music composed mostly of percussion instruments – are also popular artistic forms. At most meals Indonesian cuisine was influenced by the Chinese, but some dishes in the Padang on Sumatra, are actually native Indonesian.
Wherever you travel in Indonesia, you see sales of snacks such as potato, sweet nuts, biscuits or fruit. Rice – the basis of each dish, he put in a soup or served as a garnish, is involved in salads, and marinades. A variety of tropical fruits would be plunged faint green from any seller in Europe. It's apples and taste the cream, durian, guava, Jake-fruit, mangoes, papayas, fruit, and old-rambutan. Social and religious duties, over time, formed a special Code of Conduct, which is called adat or traditional law. Islam – the dominant religion of the archipelago, it is slightly diluted by the Hindu elements of Buddhism, adat and animism. In Java, there are hundreds of places where concentrated spiritual energy, which, according to popular belief, can absorb followers. Despite the long colonial period, the attempts of missionaries to convert Christians in the Indonesian population, nor to no avail. Wealth the natural environment of Indonesia promotes a diversity of flora and fauna. The archipelago is home to elephants, tigers, leopards and orangutans. Sea turtles are found in the waters around Bali and the world's largest flower – Rafflesia arnoldii – are growing in Sumatra. On the islands of Papua, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Sumatra are the big national parks, while other parks, smaller, are located in special areas of care and the existence of such species such as Komodo dragons.