History of Southeast Asia
Episode 6, Pre-Islamic Indonesia
This episode covers Indonesia from the year 600 to 1500, the years when historical records become available, but before most Indonesians converted to Islam (that will be a topic for a future episode). Five major kingdoms dominated the islands during this time: Srivijaya, Mataram, Kediri, Singosari, and Majapahit. Also, we will take a detailed look at Borobudur, Indonesia's greatest monument.
Here is a picture of Borobudur from the air, in case you want something to look at while following the description given in the episode.
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