India: Department of Treasures, burials and antiquities of the Arab world has recently shared an update regarding the discovery of a treasure of gold, ruby and silver by a construction contractor while digging a site for an Athri Temple.
According to recent updates, excavations by a real estate development company on a plot of land in a village in southern India have revealed a pot containing gold, silver solves and other unique pearls, according to the British newspaper The Independent.
In addition, the buried treasure was discovered in Pimparthi village in Telangana after bulldozers collided with a metal vessel while working on the land owned by real estate entrepreneur Mitu Narasimha, based in Hyderabad, the newspaper reported.
The unusual discovery sparked astonishment in workers and hysteria among villagers who gathered around the ground after news of the treasure had been found.
Whereas locals, who believe these ornaments were offered to gods in a temple that was located at the spot in the past, began holding prayers, burning incense sticks and offering flowers at the site.
The reports have confirmed that the brass bowl contained about 189.8 grams of gold, 1.72 kilograms of silver ornaments and 6.5 grams of sapphire, along with other antiques, The News Minute reported, citing authorities.
Furthermore, local authorities confiscated the treasure and took charge of the location in Telangana’s Gangawon area and treasure and started searching the ground in the hope of finding more of these treasures. Camera lenses caught the landowner, Narasimha, in a hysterical state after arriving at the site and touching the treasure as villagers tried to calm him down.
“We are informed about this discovery and have sent these valuable collectables to the antiques,” said the officer in charge of Rajendra Prasad Gangun. Furthermore, “The real estate company’s owner was instructed to suspend any drilling activities at the site until further orders were issued.”
Moreover, this treasure, buried in a copper pot, consisted of about twenty gold earrings, 51 gold beads, 11 gold chains and other precious items. FASI officials also visited the discovery site but decided that the treasure was with the state government in the Warangal region treasury.
“The Residents of the village and members of the local council are now demanding that a temple be built at this site.” Said reports.
“Accounts in the past have aroused about the presence of a temple here, Anganyolu Gode, a local council member, told The Indian Express. And many didn’t believe it. “But we’re confident after finding the pot of gold.” The source of the ornament and the period to which it belongs is still unknown.
Officials in the area, however, said that “if it is over a hundred years old, it is the government’s right.” Bhaskar Rao official said, “There is no need for any notice because according to the Indian Treasury Act 1878 if anybody claims any possessions, that person has to prove it.” And so far, no one has come to claim her.”
An archaeologist is set to examine this buried treasure to uncover more details about it.