The Ancient Grave of Troloyo in Trowulan

Slamet Sujud Purnawan Jati, Deny Yudo Wahyudi


This study aims to know the existence of Troloyo grave site background, to reconstruct the ancient of Troloyo grave site, and to explain its cultural continuity. The data were collected through observation, documentation, and interview. This was elaborated by typological, technological, and contextual analyses. The findings are (1) existence of Troloyo grave site as the tombs of Majapahit king’s families shows people’s religion conversion to Islam. The court places the Troloyo into the centre of Islamic community settlement and the centre of Islamic development; (2) the grave site of Troloyo basically is not properly arranged but is distributed into some areas of the bounded fence wall, the covered “cungkup” or the opened grave; (3) the decorated kind and the form of Troloyo Islamic grave depicts a cultural continuity of pre-Islamic period.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4p512

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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