According to experts, the image in the pot strongly resembles the iconographic portrayal of Buddha in Siam, India, and Nepal. Eighteen years later, a grave was excavated in nearby Punta Buaya.
The pot shows Buddha Amithaba in the tribhanga One of the major archaeological finds was in January 1941, where two crude stone figures were found in Palapat in the municipality of Calatagan. Pieces of brain coral were carved behind the heads of the 12 remains that were found. The remains were accompanied by furniture that could be traced as early as the 14th century.
Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila.
Archaeological findings show that before the settlement of the Spaniards in the country, the Tagalogs, especially the Batangueños, had attained a semblance of high civilization.
This was shown by certain jewelry, made from a chambered nautilus' shell, where tiny holes were created by a drill-like tool.
Across the Verde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea.
Poetically, Batangas is often referred to by its ancient name Kumintáng.
Batangas City has the second largest international seaport in the Philippines after Metro Manila.