Early Contacts Between Bali and India

  • I Wayan Ardika


Recent archaeological research in Bali has produced significant information concerning the early contacts between Bali and India, Mainland Southeast Asia and China. The discovery of Indian pottery, stone and glass beads, and gold foil eye covers at Sembiran, Pacung and several burial sites such as Gilimanuk, Pangkungliplip and Margatengah suggest early contacts between Bali and India. Sembiran and Pacung in Northeastern Bali, which are close to the village of Julah, could be an ancient port or harbour, and have produced the largest collection of Indian pottery so far in Southeast Asia (Ardika 2013).


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  • I Wayan Ardika
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  1. 1.Faculty of LettersUdayana UniversityBaliIndonesia

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