Thursday, June 9, 2011

Archaeology team digs up artefacts in Kurnool



The state archaeology department has unearthed two lots of ancient artefacts of historical significance from Sanjamala and Alvakonda villages in Kurnool district.

Prof. P. Chenna Reddy, the director of the department of archaeology and museums, said that the recovered items include bronze images of Tandava Krishna, Tirumangai Alwar, a slate stone image of Veera Bhadra, a bronze bell and prabhamandala (the symbolic ring of fire encircling Nataraja’s image).
They were discovered in a well that was being desilted in Sanjamala.

The second discovery by the archaeology department was made while digging to lay the foundations of a house in Alvakonda village in the same mandal.

“A small pot containing 30 gold phanams, one gold kante, talibottu and a small silver bell was recovered. All the objects belong to the 17th and 18th centuries AD and are of historical significance. After these objects are cleaned, these will be displayed at the Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Andhra Pradesh State Museum,” said Prof. P. Chenna Reddy.

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