Contest #765: Prambaran Temple compound near Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Prambaran temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and the second-largest in Southeast Asia after Angkor Wat. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu architecture, and by the towering 47-metre-high (154 ft) central building inside a large complex of individual temples. Prambanan temple compounds originally consists of 240 temple structures; which represents the grandeur of ancient Java’s Hindu art and architecture, also considered as a masterpiece of the classical period in Indonesia. Prambanan attracts many visitors from around the world.

Found the spot before the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Graham Hedley
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Heidi Ibrahim
  • Tamas Ny

After the hint:

  • Jeather

Contest #764: the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Myanmar

The Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Myanmar is operated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for British casualties in what was then called Burna during World War 2.

Before the hint:

  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Andy McConnell
  • Heidi Ibrahim
  • Graham Hedley
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Eloy Cano
  • Glenmorren

After the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Andreas Meister
  • Tamas Ny

Contest #763: the Leakey Camp Living Museum, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

On July 17, 1959 paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovered a fossilized skull from a previously unknown species of hominid that she and husband Louis Leakey named Zinjanthropus boisei. The 1.75-million-year-old fossil from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, turned the Leakey’s into household names, and firmly established that the roots of the human family tree extended deep into antiquity. The name of the genus “Zinjanthropus” has since been dropped. Whether the fossil belongs to the genus Australopithecus along with its smaller cousins, Australopithecus afarensis and A. africanus, or deserves to be part of a separate genus called Paranthropus along with other large hominid species like Paranthropus robustus has been the subject of debate. Some population of the smaller, or gracile, Australopithecines were the ancestors of Homo habilis, Homo erectus, and eventually Homo sapiens, while Paranthropus was probably an evolutionary dead end. Whatever genus the fossil is assigned to, it is no longer believed to be a direct ancestor of modern humans, but one of a number of hominid species that lived in Africa millions of years ago.

Near the Olduvai Gorge Museum, this location is listed as the Mary Leakey Camp Living Museum.

Found before the hint:

  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Phil Ower
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Andreas Meister
  • Heidi Ibrahim
  • Graham Hedley

After the hint

  • Nobody else.