GRAVESTONES IN BANDA ACEH POST TSUNAMI 2004: A PRELIMINARY RESEARCH

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Abstract

Aceh has archeological remains in the form of gravestones from several Islamic kingdoms that once stood there. One area that pretty much brings Islamic artifacts is the city of Banda Aceh. Some buildings during the Kingdom of Aceh Darussalam are still firmly established, one of which is Masjid Baiturahmaan Banda Aceh. In addition to building heritage, the city of Banda Aceh turned out to have many burial complexes from the time of the Kingdom of Aceh Darussalam. Tuan Di Kandang Cemetery Complex, Putri Ijo, Kings of Kampung Pande, and Tombs of the Bugis Dynasty Kings. The four cemetery complexes are cemeteries of the descendants of count of the Kingdom of Aceh Darussalam. The existence of the cemetery complex there are located close to the shoreline now. Year 2004 Tsunami-affected Banda Aceh swallowed quite a lot of casualties. The existence of gravestones in the four complexes experienced significant damage. One of them is the position of the placement of the tombstones that have been turned by the brunt of the 2004 tsunami. In addition, due to the tsunami strikes, several tombstones around the Tuan Di Kandang Tomb complex, Raja Kampung Pande, Putri Ijo arose, and the Tombs of the Bugis Dynasty Kings. Some gravestones that emerged after the tsunami hit gave us new data sources regarding the existence of gravestones from the Kingdom of Aceh Darussalam. In his writings, Daphne A. Johnson in the journal Reconceptualizing Cultural Identity and Its Role in Intercultural Business Communication (2007: 281-285) explained that identity has attributes. It then cause problems in the form of how the attributes are visible on the gravestones that arises after the 2004 tsunami and its relationship with the cemetery around. Based on the survey results of the study found that the presence of these gravestones have attributes similar to that of the four surrounding funeral complex and indirectly shows that there is a relationship with the Kingdom of Aceh Darussalam.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Review of Humanities Studies
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

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