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Chance discovery of treasure troves in State

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Director of Department of Archaeology
Director of Department of Archaeology

HYDERABAD: Two separate treasure troves belonging to 13 {+t} {+h} and 19 {+t} {+h} Century AD, respectively, were unearthed by chance in Ranga Reddy and Nalgonda districts on Saturday. They will be on display at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy AP State Museum on May 18, the International Museums Day.

Director of the Department of Archaeology P. Chenna Reddy told media persons here that a treasure trove consisting of 75 gold ornaments like ear tops, ‘mangalasutrams', beads and armlets weighing 189 grams and 18 silver ornaments (anklets) weighing 550 grams were found in an earthen pot at Aushapur village of Ghatkesar mandal in Ranga Reddy district. The treasure belonging to 13 {+t} {+h} century was chanced upon while the ground was being levelled for a volley ball court on the premises of Anurag Engineering College there.

In the second accidental discovery at Vaillapalli village of Narayanapur mandal in Nalgonda district, a pot containing 240 silver coins belonging to 19 {+t} {+h} century was unearthed, when one Thiruraju Chandraiah was digging the ground for laying drinking water pipeline. Revenue officials were immediately informed about the treasure trove in both the cases.

The Archaeology Director appealed to people to bring it to the notice of revenue officials, whenever they find any treasure trove.


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