Ancient Hindu idols found in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)

July 21st, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) A dozen idols of Hindu gods and goddesses dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries have been recovered in a tunnel in Uttar Pradesh, officials said Monday. The discovery was made from the compound of an ancient Shiva temple in Dadora village in Etawah district, about 200 km from here.

“A four-wheeler was parked inside the temple compound last week. After it left, the soil caved in,” temple priest S.P. Dikshit told IANS.

A tunnel was discovered when people dug up the soil, leading to the idols. An Archaeological Society of India (ASI) team inspected the site Monday.

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