The town of Kotagede, which lies about five kilometers south east Of Yogyakarta, is Ther Best known today as a silverworking centre. The Silversmiths who work here are descended from the original craftsmen who supplied the needs of the ancient court of original craftsmen who supplied the needs of the ancient court of Mataram in the sixteenth centuries. The town was founded in the late 1500’s by Senopati , first Sultan of Mataram. It remained the seat of government until the time of Aultan Agung, who moved the capital to nearby Karta. Although Senopati’s Kraton no Longer Exists, visitors can still see his ‘throne’, which is a large black rock kept at the site of the original palace. Nearby is a royal cemetery, which was estabilished by Sultan Hamengku Buwana VIII (1921-1939). The tomb of Senopati himself can also be found at Kota Gede. It attracts many visitors, who come to place offerings at the grave and ask for blessings. Not far from the tomb is the site of the original mosque, whice was rebuilt by Sultan Hamengku Buwana VI (1855-1877), and set in a high walled courtyard. Attendants dressed in traditional Javanese costume direct visitors to the various places of historical interest and receive donations.