Spoils of war: These old chainmail armors were supposedly looted from the Portuguese army during the wars in the 16th century. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Spoils of war: These old chainmail armors were supposedly looted from the Portuguese army during the wars in the century. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Play the music: Traditional musicians play the gamelan set at the Kasepuhan Palace's main hall. Adorning the walls behind them are centuries-old ceramic plates depicting scenes from the Old Testament. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Play the music: Traditional musicians play the gamelan set at the Kasepuhan Palace's main hall. Adorning the walls behind them are centuries-old ceramic plates depicting scenes from the Old Testament. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Blast from the Past: A set of Gamelan Degung from 1426 is one of the old relics you can see in Kasepuhan palace's Museum of Antiquities. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Blast from the Past: A set of Gamelan Degung from 1426 is one of the old relics you can see in Kasepuhan palace's Museum of Antiquities. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Have trunk, will travel: Old travel trunks from Egypt on display inside the museum. The famed Sunan Gunung Jati of the Cirebon Sultanate, the Kasepuhan's predecessor, is half-Egyptian from his father's side. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Have trunk, will travel: Old travel trunks from Egypt on display inside the museum. The famed Sunan Gunung Jati of the Cirebon Sultanate, the Kasepuhan's predecessor, is half-Egyptian from his father's side. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Things that go 'boom': The cannons in front are believed to be gifts from China, while the one behind was allegedly looted from the Portuguese army after the wars against the European invaders in the 16th century. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Things that go 'boom': The cannons in front are believed to be gifts from China, while the one behind was allegedly looted from the Portuguese army after the wars against the European invaders in the century. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Let there be light: A set of candelabra from France is presented to the Kasepuhan palace in 1738. The set now resides in the palace's Museum of Antiquities. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Let there be light: A set of candelabra from France is presented to the Kasepuhan palace in The set now resides in the palace's Museum of Antiquities. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Front courtyard: Greeting visitors upon entering the palace complex is a small courtyard and a signpost signifying important building in the complex. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

Front courtyard: Greeting visitors upon entering the palace complex is a small courtyard and a signpost signifying important building in the complex. (Photo by Iman Mahditama)

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