added by archaeologs Name of the capital of the Javanese kingdom of Tumapel. Founded in 1222 by the adventurer Angrok to succeed the kingdom of Kadiri, it became the ruling power in Java. Its art and architecture show a return to the indigenous substratum and a corresponding decline of Indian culture. Historiography also took a different direction, as from now on events at the court are recorded in two chronicles, the Nagarakfitd-gama and the Pararaton.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983