Identification of Buried "Archeological" Objects in the Area around Kedulan Temple using Geomagnetic Methods


  • Firdaus Maskuri Geophysics Engineering, UPN "Veteran" Yogyakarta
  • Wrego Seno Giamboro Geophysics Engineering, UPN "Veteran" Yogyakarta
  • Wahyu Hidayat Geophysics Engineering, UPN "Veteran" Yogyakarta



Temple is a religion place for ancient culture, Yogyakarta have many incridible temples one of the biggest is Prambanan temple. 2 Km to the north west direction from Perambanan temple located the Kedulans temple who still on renovation projects. Kedulan Temple is located in Tirtomartani Village, Kalasan District, Sleman, Yogyakarta Special Region, at coordinates 7° 44' 28" South Latitude and 110° 28' 5" East Longitude, with an altitude of 168, 45 meters above sea level. Kedulan Temple was found in a collapsed state and buried volcanic material from Mount Merapi. Based on the results of a stratigraphic study conducted by Pramumijoyo, et al., (2005) this temple is covered by 8 meters thick lava which is composed of 14 layers of sediment. To obtain information on the existence of archaeological objects that are still buried around the temple in this study, geophysical measurements were carried out using the geomagnetic method which aims to determine the potential for buried archaeological objects in this case assumed to be igneous rocks that have contrasting susceptibility. Based on the geomagnetic signal analytic map obtained, there is a magnetic anomaly which is suspected to be a hidden temple object which is bordered by a black line which is about 50 meters to the east of Kedulan Temple. This assumption is based on a high magnetic anomaly value >480 nT which is thought to originate from the temple rock object in the form of andesite rock.




How to Cite

Maskuri, F., Giamboro, W. S., & Hidayat, W. (2022). Identification of Buried "Archeological" Objects in the Area around Kedulan Temple using Geomagnetic Methods. RSF Conference Series: Engineering and Technology, 1(1), 597–602.