Borobudur had been becoming the icon of wonder in Indonesia, especially Central Java. The Dutch archeologist mentioned the excellent technology that made the temple that amazing. Some believe that some metaphysical powers helped the construction of Borobudur. Yet, scholars have provided several proves that show the certain techniques of material lifting and construction.
The Borobudur temple was found in a severely damaged condition. The Dutch scholars then tried hard to reconstruct the whole body of the temple. The temple that we see today is the product of reconstruction. It means, some of the materials were made of new stones and not the original materials. In addition, the Buddha sculptures around the temple are not in a perfect condition. Many of the heads were stolen and sold in the black market. Some of the temple’s parts are damaged due to natural conditions such as volcanic eruption. Due to the location, scholars predict that Mt. Merapi was responsible for the temple damages in the past.
However, the overall look is almost real. Some believe that the the temple has one more layer with exciting relief stories. The hidden layer shows the dark history of Javanese. But that remains a rumor. The dynasty of Borobudur construction year was also mysterious. Many theories show that the dynasti have the golden era and wise royal family. The strong tolerance made the temple be a great symbol of a great Buddhist kingdom.