Workers engaged in the expansion work of an Idgah in Medak town on Thursday unearthed a stone arch while digging.
According to sources, the works to expand the Idgah at Nawabpet area has been going on for the past few days. The Idgah is located near the historical Medak fort. The workers also found impressions of Vishnupadas on another stone and they reportedly buried it again.
The workers dug the area with heavy earth movers and excavated the stone arch. Goddess Lakshmi was carved in the middle of the arch with elephants on either side standing with garlands.
With the news spreading fast, local people reached the place and offered prayers and broke coconuts. Meanwhile, Revenue Divisional Officer Vanaja Devi, who visited the spot, wrote a letter to the Archaeology Department requesting the officials concerned to visit the town and ascertain the historical importance of the stone arch.
Archaeology Department Additional Director Brahmachary told The Hindu that they would visit the place on Monday or Tuesday to ascertain the historical importance of the stone arch and other materials.