In Jakarta, An Archaeologist Races Against Time To Preserve The City\'s 400 Year Old Fortified Walls

JAKARTA: When archaeologist Candrian Attahiyat heard that the Jakarta city government was planning to widen the flood-prone Ciliwung River last year, he was immediately alarmed.

Part of the river cuts through Jakarta’s heritage area and the normalisation project would see the capital’s main waterway broadened by up to 15m, threatening the few remaining sections of the 400-year-old perimeter walls built by the Dutch East India Company.

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In Jakarta, an archaeologist races against time to preserve the city's 400-year-old fortified walls